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replica of the first successful reflecting telescope, built by Isaac Newton. It used mirrors instead of lenses to focus light, giving a better performance for a smaller instrument

Replica of the first successful reflecting telescope, built by Sir Isaac Newton. It used mirrors instead of lenses to focus light, giving a better performance for a smaller instrument.

first astrolabe

Astrolabe – Magnificent Computer of the Ancients ~ Kuriositas This invention changed everything for the first time, we could know the time, the day and when the sun would rise and set. Lost to the west after the fall of Rome.

themagicfarawayttree:  Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. 1620. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the principles of vertical and horizontal sundials.”

themagicfarawayttree: “ Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the.

Nocturnal, Italy, 17th century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky.

~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ Nocturnal, Italy, century. A nocturnal is an instrument used to determine the local time based on the relative positions of two or more stars in the night sky