Astrolabe (Germany)

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      1581, Germany

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

      AMNH Hayden Planetarium Collection 2048

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