An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer

An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: An astrolabe is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by navigators and astrologers. Its many uses include locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, Planets, Stars. Safavid dynasty, Persian, Iran 1712.

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Keywords: 1710s, astrolabe, astronomy, dynasty, inclinometer, instrument, iran, islamic, navigation, persian, safavid, science

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