Brunton transit compasses: instruction manual (15 pages). Compass Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual. Brunton compasses: instruction manual . Manuals and User Guides for Brunton ECLIPSE We have 2 Brunton ECLIPSE manuals available for free PDF download: Instruction Manual. The Brunton Eclipse combines all the tools you need for easy navigation. This unit offers three separate clinometer systems and much more. -.

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Brunton Eclipse Professional Sighting Compass – ASD

Guessing seems to go against the idea of a super accurate compass. That makes work in the field much simpler. Find us on Facebook. Hold the compass level at your belly, point to an object, and……and……wait a minute….

For many reasons, beyond the intentions of this article, I am a huge advocate of the baseplate style compass. You simply use the scale on back to set your declination set to zero in this photo. For mnaual, I will summarize my perceived strength and weakness for each compass.

I always feel like the map has moved. Again, we have both a line on the sighting mirror and bbrunton line opposite the capsule for proper alignment.

To me, that is very important if you are trying to route plan on a table, which more than likely has metal in it, and can mess your bearings without you ever knowing. However, if you using the declination adjustable feature of this compass, that will not work because that line will no longer be north and south.

Brunton 8099 Eclipse Sighting Compass

Most compasses require a shot of light to activate the charge the glow thingies. I am not extremely happy about it, and it leaves the possibility for error in use still. Position compass at eye level and brrunton through This is a popular method because it is possible to compare the map to the actual terrain.


Both the forward and rearward index lines illuminate. While this is all well and good if you are 8099 world traveler, the global needle also has two amazing benefits for the non-world traveler.

Instead, they put them on the outer ring which is not transparent. In order to get to your end point, you now hold the compass at belly level, box the needle in the doghouse, and walk your bearing picking landmarks of course. In this low setting you can achieve and accurate alignment that is correct when bruntin from above. Above and below the mirror there are glowing pins. No, this is not a joke. Keep in mind that I am leaving declination out bruhton the discussion for now.

When you decide to jump from a baseplate compass into a sighting compass, there are no two bigger names that the Suunto MC-2G and the Brunton Eclipse The Silva Ranger is also an extremely popular choice.

It really is ALL black! The topo-map is now aligned with true north. Yet, because the needle is a line, and we have the doghouse lines, we just need to make everything parallel. By lining up the mirror line with the forward index line and rearward index line, we eliminated one type of parallax. Need to know how to get back? I guess at that point your circles have been aligned, bezel has been rotated, and now you are not going to move it. But, I like this compass, so I am not ready to give up yet.


Section 6 – Topographic Map 4.

Brunton ECLIPSE Manuals

Suunto The Suunto rocks in this regard. Their strengths and weaknesses are my opinion and based on how I use things.

Page of 36 Manuap. Sight object behind the compass figure The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard. This section explains positioning on a USGS 7. I like having it. Y ou simply hold the outer ring of the capsule with one hand, and turn the inner capsule with your other hand. Comments to this Manuals Your Name. It is not hard to imagine what I am trying to document. Pivot your body until reflection of the blue orienting circle outlines circled “N” Suunto The Suunto is very standard for a sighting compass.

There is also a scale on back for the adjustment set to zero in this photo. July 17, Comments 0 How-To Articles. Draw a line connecting both marks.

With the Suunto, we had a bunch of lines to just make parallel, and we solved this issue. Got it, continue to print. Also, as an avid hunter, night time travel is almost a must. On the Suunto, there is obviously paint for the scales, but they are also etched into the plastic.

Not just paint, but pins. Next, you use the mirror to look down upon the capsule, doghouse and north mabual to make everything line up and read your bearing.