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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To read ,anual you almost have to tilt the compass backward a little to see in there. Hold the compass level at your belly so you can look directly over top of itpoint to an object, and box the needle. You simply use the scale on back to set your declination set to zero in this photo.

Brunton ECLIPSE 8099 Manuals

But, I like this compass, so I am not ready to give up yet. Take a few moments to jump in and learn some compass navigations tips and tricks and check out two prominent baseplate style compasses from Brunton and Suunto!

Rather than list them out in boring detail, I would rather point them out mwnual showing how each compass operates. I simply picked the two expensive compasses, from two very popular manufacturers and compared them together. On the map, mark a start position with a “point” and a destination with an “X”. But, there is another and there is no way around discussing it. Rotate azimuth ring until reflection of blue orienting circle, 5. Page 7 The topo-map is now aligned with true north.


Brunotn is also my first nit pick on the Brunton. 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 bruntn bearings without you ever knowing.

The Brunton is adjustable too, and even easier! Page 2 1 — Orientation: Brunton In this aspect, the Brunton did not fare so well. In fact, it is probably one of the best that I have seen.

Even better, the whole bezel illuminates. Compass needles are balanced for either northern or southern hemisphere use.

Please note that no matter the lighting condition, the camera can expose to see things correctly. The Brunton has no luminous features.

Because of this, they have left meridian lines out of the capsule. Still, I think you should do what you can to keep chemical and oils off your compass, but sometimes you just need to know what your stuff can do. Instead, here is what I found that did work. This first picture was my first guess at how I thought the circles should be aligned.

Grasp black azimuth ring in one hand, and the vial in the other figure 6. Move it around and watch what happens to the needle. Not to mention that the metal clips make the upper half of the board unusable because of its effects on the bearings. Summary of strengths and weaknesses Suunto Strengths: We are about to find out: But first, it is important to note that the Brunton actually has two covers.


There are three very neat features here. If that is true, then my time writing all this was well spent! First, as a backpacker and a hiker, I am obligated to say that you should do neither at night. We will see if it actually means anything in use, or if I am just being picky. Again, we have both a line on the sighting mirror and a line opposite the capsule for proper alignment.

Magnetic Declination – Brunton ECLIPSE Instruction Manual [Page 7]

The topo-map is now aligned with true north. Bottom line, is that I would have no problem trying to navigate with this compass at night. July 17, Comments 0 How-To Articles. Both compasses carry a list of features you would expect to see on this type of compass.

Brunton 8099 Eclipse Sighting Compass

One of the drawbacks of a sighting compass is having to open and close it all the time bruunton to use it. Keeping the clear base stationary on the map, 5. Read the bearing at the index line. At the 90 degree setting, it seems to just click to let you know you have reached that setting, yet it moves freely all the way open to the degree setting.

Suunto The Suunto has an adjustment screw on the back, and a supplied tool on the lanyard.