Meridian Circle

Meridian Circle

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Credit: NYPL/SCIENCE SOURCE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: A meridian circle or transit circle, an instrument for observing the time of stars passing the meridian, while also measuring their angular distance from the zenith. Tycho Brahe was the first to construct a large meridian quadrant.

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Keywords: art, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, bw, diagram, drawing, engraving, equipment, historic, historical, history, illustration, instrument, meridian circle, meridian quadrant, transit circle

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