# Compass Points to Sextants Converter

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## How to use this Compass Points to Sextants Converter 🤔

Follow these steps to convert given angle from the units of Compass Points to the units of Sextants.

- Enter the input
**Compass Points**value in the text field. - The calculator converts the given
**Compass Points**into**Sextants**in realtime ⌚ using the conversion formula, and displays under the**Sextants**label. You do not need to click any button. If the input changes,**Sextants**value is re-calculated, just like that. - You may copy the resulting
**Sextants**value using the Copy button. - To view a detailed step by step calculation of the conversion, click on the View Calculation button.
- You can also reset the input by clicking on button present below the input field.

## What is the Formula to convert Compass Points to Sextants?

The formula to convert given angle from Compass Points to Sextants is:

Angle_{(Sextants)} = Angle_{(Compass Points)} × 11.25 / 60

Substitute the given value of angle in compass points, i.e., Angle_{(Compass Points)} in the above formula and simplify the right-hand side value. The resulting value is the angle in sextants, i.e., Angle_{(Sextants)}.

## Calculation

## Examples

### Consider that a ship's navigation system shifts by 8 compass points to adjust its course.

Convert this direction from compass points to Sextants.

#### Answer:

**Given:**

The angle in compass points is:

Angle_{(Compass Points)} = 8

**Formula:**

The formula to convert angle from compass points to sextants is:

Angle_{(Sextants)} = Angle_{(Compass Points)} × 11.25 / 60

**Substitution:**

Substitute given weight **Angle _{(Compass Points)} = 8** in the above formula.

Angle_{(Sextants)} = 8 × 11.25 / 60

Angle_{(Sextants)} = 1.5

**Final Answer:**

Therefore, **8 compass point** is equal to **1.5 sextant**.

The angle is **1.5 sextant**, in sextants.

### Consider that a hiker adjusts their direction by 4 compass points to stay on track.

Convert this direction from compass points to Sextants.

#### Answer:

**Given:**

The angle in compass points is:

Angle_{(Compass Points)} = 4

**Formula:**

The formula to convert angle from compass points to sextants is:

Angle_{(Sextants)} = Angle_{(Compass Points)} × 11.25 / 60

**Substitution:**

Substitute given weight **Angle _{(Compass Points)} = 4** in the above formula.

Angle_{(Sextants)} = 4 × 11.25 / 60

Angle_{(Sextants)} = 0.75

**Final Answer:**

Therefore, **4 compass point** is equal to **0.75 sextant**.

The angle is **0.75 sextant**, in sextants.

## Compass Points to Sextants Conversion Table

The following table gives some of the most used conversions from Compass Points to Sextants.

Compass Points (compass point) | Sextants (sextant) |
---|---|

0 compass point | 0 sextant |

1 compass point | 0.1875 sextant |

10 compass point | 1.875 sextant |

45 compass point | 8.4375 sextant |

90 compass point | 16.875 sextant |

180 compass point | 33.75 sextant |

360 compass point | 67.5 sextant |

1000 compass point | 187.5 sextant |

## Compass Points

Compass points are a unit of angular measurement used in navigation and cartography to represent directions on a compass. Traditionally, the compass is divided into 32 points, each representing 11.25 degrees. Compass points are essential in maritime navigation, aviation, and orienteering, providing a simple and standardized way to describe directions.

## Sextants

Sextants are a unit of angular measurement used primarily in navigation and astronomy, representing one-sixth of a full circle, or 60 degrees. The sextant instrument, named after this unit, is used to measure the angle between two visible objects, such as a star and the horizon, enabling precise determination of latitude and longitude at sea.

## Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

### 1. What is the formula for converting Compass Points to Sextants in Angle?

The formula to convert Compass Points to Sextants in Angle is:

Compass Points * 11.25 / 60

### 2. Is this tool free or paid?

This Angle conversion tool, which converts Compass Points to Sextants, is completely free to use.

### 3. How do I convert Angle from Compass Points to Sextants?

To convert Angle from Compass Points to Sextants, you can use the following formula:

Compass Points * 11.25 / 60

For example, if you have a value in Compass Points, you substitute that value in place of Compass Points in the above formula, and solve the mathematical expression to get the equivalent value in Sextants.