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An 18th Century Persian astrolabe - maker unknown. The points of the curved spikes on the front rete plate, mark the positions of the brightest stars. The name of each star being labeled at the base of each spike. The back plate, or mater is engraved with projected coordinate lines. From the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.

Deutsch: Persisches Astrolabium aus dem 18. Jahrhundert
Español: Astrolabio persa del siglo XVIII.
Français : Astrolabe perse du XVIII siècle
Italiano: Astrolabio persiano del 18° secolo. Museo Whipple di storia della scienza, Cambridge
Nederlands: Perzisch astrolabium uit 18e eeuw
Lietuvių: XVIII amžiaus Persų astroliabija

photo taken by Andrew Dunn


photo taken on 5. Nov. 2004


Andrew Dunn


Andrew Dunn uploaded it first to the English Wikipedia on 6. Nov. 2004 and released it there under CC-BY-SA-2.0

The image history at EN:

  • 09:12, 23 November 2004 . . Solipsist (341661 bytes) (Lighter and more contrast on dial)
  • 18:17, 8 November 2004 . . Solipsist (300740 bytes) (slight colour adjust)
  • 14:33, 8 November 2004 . . Solipsist (310423 bytes) (Lighter version)
  • 11:02, 6 November 2004 . . Solipsist (274409 bytes) (An 18th Century Persian astrolabe - maker unknown. From the Whipple Museum in Cambridge.)

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English: 18th century Persian astrolabe
Deutsch: Ein aus dem 18. Jahrhundert stammendes persisches Astrolabium
Français : Astrolabe perse du XVIIIe siècle
Español: Astrolabio persa del Siglo XVIII.

Česky: Perský astroláb z 18. století
Dansk: Et persisk astrolabium (et navigationsinstrument) fra det 18. århundrede.
Deutsch: Ein aus dem 18. Jahrhundert stammendes persisches Astrolabium
English: 18th century Persian astrolabe
Español: Astrolabio persa del Siglo XVIII.
Français : Astrolabe perse du XVIIIe siècle
Italiano: Astrolabo persiano del XVIII secolo.
日本語: 18世紀のペルシアで製造された アストロラーベ(天体観測用の器械)
Nederlands: Een achttiende-eeuws Perzisch astrolabium
Polski: Astrolabium perskie z XVIII wieku
Română: Un astrolab persan din secolul al XVIII-lea
Svenska: Ett persiskt astrolabium från 1800-talet.
简体中文: 18世纪波斯的天象仪

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