# Right Angle To Sextant Converter

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## Convert Right Angle to Sextant

 From: Right Angle To: Sextant

## Simplifying Maritime Calculations with Newtum's Right Angle to Sextant Converter

(Last Updated On: 2024-04-01)

Discover the ease of converting right angles to sextant measurements with Newtum's innovative online tool, designed to spark your curiosity and simplify navigation calculations.

### What are Right Angle and Sextant

Definition of Right Angle

A right angle is a fundamental concept in geometry, representing an angle of exactly 90 degrees. It is the angle formed when two lines intersect perpendicularly, creating a quarter turn, equating to a 90-degree angle. This type of angle is ubiquitous in various fields, from construction to mathematics, and serves as a cornerstone for defining squares, rectangles, and other right-angled shapes.

Definition of Sextant

A sextant is a navigational instrument used historically and in present times to measure the angular distance between two visible objects. Its primary use is for celestial navigation, to determine latitude and longitude at sea by measuring the angle between a celestial object and the horizon. A sextant consists of a frame with an index arm and a graduated arc, typically one-sixth of a full circle, from which it derives its name.

### Right Angle to Sextant Conversion Table

Right Angle (Degree) Sextant Reading (Arc Minutes)
90° 5400'
180° 10800'
270° 16200'
360° 21600'
450° 27000'
540° 32400'
630° 37800'
720° 43200'
810° 48600'
900° 54000'

#### Conversion of Right Angle to Sextant

Example 1:
Convert 90° right angle to sextant reading:
90° = 90 × 60' = 5400'

Example 2:
Convert 180° right angle to sextant reading:
180° = 180 × 60' = 10800'

### History of Right Angle and Sextant

A brief history of the Right Angle to Sextant Converter traces its roots back to the age of exploration when accurate angular measurements were crucial for navigation. Over time, the need for precise conversions between right angles and sextant readings became evident, leading to the development of tools that enabled seamless conversion to aid sailors and navigators in their voyages.

### How to use Right Angle to Sextant Converter

• Enter the right angle value in degrees you wish to convert.
• Click the 'Convert' button to initiate the conversion process.
• View the converted sextant reading in arc minutes displayed on the screen.
• Use the result for your navigational calculations or planning.

### Real Life Applications of Right Angle to Sextant

Explore the real-life applications of the Right Angle to Sextant Converter and understand how this tool is pivotal in practical scenarios.

• Assisting mariners in converting deck compass readings to sextant angles for accurate navigation.
• Enabling architects to translate right angles into sextant readings for design and construction purposes.

### Solved Examples Not applicable

Example 1:
Converting a right angle of 90°:
Right Angle: 90°

Example 2:
Converting a right angle of 45°:
Right Angle: 45°