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Brass Astrolabe From The 18th Century

Brass Astrolabe From The 18th Century

In this closeup view, you are presented with an exquisite and ancient brass astrolabe from the 18th century. This historical astronomical instrument is a work of precision and artistry, isolated against a dark background to highlight its intricate details. Astrolabes were essential tools for classical astronomers, navigators, and astrologers. They served a multitude of purposes, including locating and predicting the positions of celestial bodies such as the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. They were also used for determining local time based on latitude and vice versa, surveying, triangulation, and a range of other scientific and practical applications. This particular astrolabe represents a rich history of scientific and cultural exchange. In the medieval Islamic world, astrolabes were used primarily for astronomical studies. However, their utility extended to diverse areas such as astrology, navigation, surveying, timekeeping, Salah prayers, and determining the Qibla direction for Muslims. Astrolabes also found their way to European nations, where astrologers used them to construct horoscopes.

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Brass Astrolabe From The 18th Century
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