Ancient Chinese celestial globe.

Ancient Chinese celestial globe.

C034/4728 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.4MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: One of several historical Chinese astronomical instruments on the roof of the Beijing Ancient Observatory in Beijing, China, an astronomical observatory that dates from the 1400s. The celestial globe (1673) was designed to determine the time and azimuth of the rising and setting of celestial objects and, more generally, the azimuth and altitude (elevation angle) of those objects at other times.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1400, 1400s, 15th, ancient, astronomical, azimuth, beijing, celestial, century., china, chinese, globe, historical, instrument, measurement, measuring, observatory, time

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.