We have designed this complete and robust compass for precise orienteering in nature during your hikes, treks and expeditions. Go on an adventure! Sighting compass for taking precise bearings, with capsule graduated in degrees and mils. Robust thanks to protection cover.
Take sightings and find an azimuth with precision thanks to the sighting mirror.
The protection cover protects the compass during transport.
TREKKING HIKING ORIENTEERING CLIMBING SPORTS TREKKING SEVERAL DAYS HIKING ORIENTEERING CAVING MOUNTAINEERING DESERT TREKKING MOUNTAIN TREKKING BACKPACKING ARCTIC TREKKING MOUNTAIN HIKING NATURE HIKING ORIENTEERING CAVING MOUNTAINEERING ROCK MOUNTAINEERING EXPEDITION
TYPE OF COMPASS
LEVEL OF PRACTICE
The most complete compass.
Its features allow you to: - Orient the map - Follow a precise direction - Determine its position via three bearings for triangulation - Find an object in the field from a known azimuth
360-degree and 6,400 mil graduations.
The rotating capsule is made up of a double graduation ring: 360 degrees for inner ring and 6,400 mils for outer ring. Graduation in mils, which is more precise, was commonly used for military exercises in the past.
The mirror sighting system allows you to take precise bearings in the field. The small lock at the cover opening allow you to tilt the mirror to an ideal position (45°) to take accurate sightings. To find out how to take a sighting, watch the explanatory video.
The EXPLORER 900 compass has 3 graduations: A 5-cm graduated ruler A 1:25,000 scale A 1:50,000 scale A 1:10,000 scale A 2.5-inch graduated ruler It will enable you to make measurements on your map and thus work on reading scales.
You will find a declination scale within the capsule. The magnetic declination is the difference in angle between magnetic north and the geographical north on your map. Find the value of this declination in your country on the internet.
Why use a wide needle?
When designing this compass, we chose a wide needle to enable a more accurate visual alignment between the needle and the grid lines on the map. Indeed, your needle never sights one graduation, it should just be perfectly aligned with the grid lines on the map.
Oil bath - yes or no?
Rest assured: all Geonaute compasses are filled with viscous oil to ensure optimal performance.