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English: An 18th Century Persian astrolabe – maker unknown. The points of the curved spikes on the front rete plate, mark the positions of the brightest stars. The name of each star being labeled at the base of each spike. The back plate, or mater is engraved with projected coordinate lines. From the Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge.
Deutsch: Persisches Astrolabium aus dem 18. Jahrhundert
Español: Astrolabio persa del siglo XVIII.
فارسی: یک اسطرلاب ایرانی متعلق به سدهٔ ۱۸ میلادی. سازنده نامعلوم است.
Français : Astrolabe persan du XVIII siècle – Auteur inconnu. L'extrémité des pointes recourbées de la plaque avant (ou rete) correspond aux positions des principales étoiles. Le nom de chaque étoile est gravé au pied de chaque pointe. La plaque arrière, ou mater porte les lignes des coordonnées célestes. Whipple Museum, Cambridge, Angleterre.
Italiano: Astrolabio persiano del 18° secolo. Museo Whipple di storia della scienza, Cambridge
Nederlands: Perzisch astrolabium uit 18e eeuw
Lietuvių: XVIII amžiaus Persų astroliabija
Date 5 November 2004
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