Astrolabe Catalogue


Small image of astrolabe rete separated from astrolabe. Click to enlarge.
Date 1675/6 (A.H. 1086)
Maker Muḥammad Amīn
Place Persia
Material Brass
Inventory no. 35565
Acquisition Presented by J. A. Billmeir in 1957
The rete is of the foliate (plain) type. The zodiac on the rete is labelled: الحمل , الثور , الجوزا , السرطان , الاسد , السنبله , الميزان , العقرب , القوس , الجدي , الدلو , الحوت


There are 0 stars on the rete marked with foliate pointers. Unless otherwise indicated the star name, mediation and declination are as marked/measured on the rete.
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Star name
(on instrument)
Modern star
(if known)
Mediation Declination Pointer

Nut & Bolt

The rete is attached using a nut & bolt. A square nut and small screw replace the original pin and horse..
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