Almucantar staff, 19th century

Almucantar staff, 19th century

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Almucantar staff. This instrument is used to determine the time of sunrise and sunset. Artwork from 'Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy' (George Frederick Chambers, 1890 fourth edition).

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