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16th century German astrolabe, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

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16th century German astrolabe, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

2018

Digital Photographs

By suspending an astrolabe by the ring at the top, the observer used the adjustable sighting rule to determine the position of a celestial body. The central astronomical markings were used for calculations. Information on this astrolabe also includes degrees and hours, a map of the world and signs of the zodiac.

Germany

Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments

Information on rights available at the repository.

Astrophysics

Collection

Citation

Finnin, Denis (photographer), “16th century German astrolabe, Bliss Collection of Astronomical Instruments,” AMNH Research Library | Digital Special Collections, accessed September 22, 2019, http://lbry-web-007.amnh.org/digital/index.php/items/show/85876.