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Released5 May 2004 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineUsed by navigators to find their position in Gielinor.
Value50 coins
High alch30 coins
Low alch20 coins
Weight0.2 kg
Advanced data
Item ID2574
Sextant detail.png

A sextant is an item used for solving coordinate clues whilst on a Treasure Trail. It does not need to be brought with the player if the exact coordinate is known beforehand.

A chart can be obtained by first talking to the Observatory professor (who may be at the Observatory or the nearby Observatory reception building to the north-east, depending upon whether the player has completed the Observatory Quest), then, speaking to Murphy in Port Khazard, who will give you a sextant. Murphy is found on the dock near the trawler for the Fishing Trawler. Brother Kojo in the Clock Tower can then give the player a watch.

After first obtaining a sextant from Murphy, the player may thereafter make sextants with level 23 Crafting or higher. A sextant can be made by having one steel bar in the inventory and clicking on a crafting table 4 in the Workshop of a player's house. Making a sextant will give 15 Crafting experience.

The interface shown when looking through a sextant.

Operating the sextant is a fairly simple task. The idea is to put the horizon and the sun in the middle of the screen.

First use the vertical 'arrow buttons' on the right to put the horizon in the centre of the viewer on the right hand side. Then use the horizontal arrow buttons to move the sun onto the horizon in the middle of the screen. Clicking 'get location' will give the coordinates of the player's position. This consists of two numbers; the first indicates how far the player is north or south of the Observatory, in degrees and minutes, and the second how far East or West. Note that one degree is 60 minutes, and each game square is approximately 1.875 minutes.

Sextants will often need to be used quickly in wilderness locations, as monster attacks can interrupt plotting.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crafting Crafting23 (b)15
Member icon.png
Ticks3 (1.8s)[r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesCrafting table 4 icon.png Crafting table 4
Steel bar.pngSteel bar1434
Total cost434
  1. ^ 4 ticks if the player is not already seated

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 June 2014

Players can now claim sextants, watches, and charts without needing a clue scroll with coordinates on it.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Even though the item appears to be made of wood and brass, a steel bar is the only item used in its construction.
  • Multiple sextants can be obtained from Murphy using the drop trick.
  • When looking through the sextant in an underground region, the sun will not be visible in the interface. However, the sky above the horizon will still appear blue.
  • Using the sextant in some instanced areas like a player-owned house or Tithe Farm can show unexpectedly high coordinates in the range of 200-435 east.