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Astrolabe L.H.V (large)

$ 345.00 $ 385.00

From the Greek “star searcher” this instrument was introduced in Europe by the Arabs. It became a vital tool for astronomers, astrologers and surveyors. Among other calculations one can establish the height of the Sun, the planets and the stars, determine time and Latitude, measure heights, calculate distances and astrological implications.

After years of study and research Dr. L.H.V. has developed this Astrolabe based in classics. Its precision and aesthetics makes of this instrument, made for 40.4º Latitude, a unique piece.

This is a replica of one created by Gaulterus Arsenius, in 1572, in Louvain, Belgium.

Historical Reference: Museum of the History of Science, Oxford - Epact Catalogue

 

Dimensions:
Height: 10"
Diameter: 8"
Thickness: .5"


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