(Last Updated On: 2024-04-01)

Discover the precision of the Sextant to Grad Converter offered by Newtum. Seamlessly convert navigational measurements to enhance accuracy in your projects.

A sextant is a navigational instrument traditionally used to measure the angle between two visible objects. Its primary use is to determine the angle between a celestial object and the horizon, which is crucial for celestial navigation at sea. The name 'sextant' comes from the Latin word 'sextans', meaning 'one sixth', referring to the arc of the instrument, which spans one-sixth of a circle or 60 degrees.

A grad, also called a gon or grade, is a unit of angular measurement used mainly in surveying, mapping, and other geometry-related fields. One grad is defined as one-hundredth of a right angle, equating to 0.9 degrees. There are 400 gradians in a full circle, thus making it a convenient unit for calculations that involve dividing a circle into equal sectors.

Sextant reading (Sex) | Grad (Gr) |
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10 Sex | 11.11 Gr |

20 Sex | 22.22 Gr |

30 Sex | 33.33 Gr |

40 Sex | 44.44 Gr |

50 Sex | 55.55 Gr |

60 Sex | 66.66 Gr |

70 Sex | 77.77 Gr |

80 Sex | 88.88 Gr |

90 Sex | 100 Gr |

100 Sex | 111.11 Gr |

1 Sex = 1.1111 Gr

1 Gr = 0.9 Sex

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Example 1:
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convert 30 Sex to Gr:

30 Sex = 30 Ã— 1.1111 Gr = 33.33 Gr

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Example 2:
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convert 45 Sex to Gr:

45 Sex = 45 Ã— 1.1111 Gr = 50 Gr

The Sextant to Grad Converter has its roots in the age-old practice of navigation. Traditionally, sextants were used for celestial navigation to pinpoint locations at sea. The modern-day converter translates these sextant readings into grads, a unit more commonly used in European and international surveying, offering a bridge between historical practice and modern technology.

- Enter the sextant reading in the designated field.
- Confirm the unit of measurement is set to 'Sex'.
- Click the 'Convert' button to initiate the calculation.
- View the converted value displayed in grads.
- Use the converted measurement as needed for precise surveying or navigation.

The Sextant to Grad Converter simplifies complex navigational conversions, proving invaluable in various real-world applications.

- Enabling mariners to convert traditional sextant readings for use with modern mapping software.
- Assisting surveyors and engineers in translating historical data into units compatible with current standard practices.

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Example 1:
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Convert 25 sextants to grads:

25 Sex = 25 × 1.1111 Gr = 27.7775 Gr

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Example 2:
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Convert 60 sextants to grads:

60 Sex = 60 × 1.1111 Gr = 66.666 Gr

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What is a Sextant to Grad Converter?
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The converter is a tool that translates sextant angles into grads, aiding in navigation and surveying.

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How accurate is the conversion?
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Our converter is designed to provide precise conversions, ensuring reliability in your measurements.

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Can I convert back from grads to sextants?
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Yes, the tool also allows reverse conversions, from grads to sextants.