Astrolabe Catalogue


Small image of astrolabe rete separated from astrolabe. Click to enlarge.
Date ca. 1400
Maker Jean Fusoris
Place Paris
Material Brass
Inventory no. 47674
Acquisition Presented by Lewis Evans in 1924
The rete is of the indicator-line (fullsrc=+refoil) type. Meridian counterchanged four times, ends in trefoil. East-West line, counter changed once within ecliptic; counter changed at ecliptic. Ends with trefoils. The rete has the bottom trefoil filled with solder .The zodiac on the rete is labelled: aries , taurus , geminy , cancher , Leo , virgo , Libra , scorpius , sagetarius , kapricornus , akarius , pi


There are 38 stars on the rete marked with flamant 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
phone pointer damaged pointer damaged flamant
baten 4.0° of Aries -22° flamant
al gewin 23.0° of Aries -13° flamant
milach 23.0° of Aries 19° flamant
finus 5.0° of Taurus flamant
septr 19.0° of Taurus 19° flamant
orionis pes 22.0° of Taurus -16° flamant
al deba9 Aldebaran 3.0° of Gemini 14° flamant
al haiot Capella 13.0° of Gemini 47° flamant
rigil Rigel 14.0° of Gemini -8° flamant
yakoby 21.0° of Gemini -3° flamant
al habor Sirius 8.0° of Cancer -16° flamant
al gomy Procyon 19.0° of Cancer flamant
al gomersa 25.0° of Cancer -11° flamant
ursa Talitha Borealis 4.0° of Leo 49° flamant
al dira Alphard 17.0° of Leo -7° flamant
cor leoni9 Regulus 22.0° of Leo flamant
korus Gienah 8.0° of Virgo -7° flamant
al dir Denebola 20.0° of Virgo 17° flamant
al dir Denebola 20.0° of Virgo 17° flamant
al gorap Algorab 27.0° of Virgo -16° flamant
vebulosa 5.0° of Libra -9° flamant
lansea 16.0° of Libra -9° flamant
benenar 22.0° of Libra 51° flamant
al ramos 28.0° of Libra 21° flamant
al feta Alphecca 18.0° of Scorpio 29° flamant
yed Yed Prior 28.0° of Scorpio -1° flamant
al haue Rasalhague 15.0° of Sagittarius 14° flamant
a feda 21.0° of Sagittarius -7° flamant
vvega Vega 5.0° of Capricorn 38° flamant
hervepuy 12.0° of Capricorn flamant
al tan Altair 23.0° of Capricorn flamant
al taier 1.0° of Aquarius 45° flamant
dosy leprosy 7.0° of Aquarius -2° flamant
herecta Deneb 12.0° of Aquarius 40° flamant
kpud pi9 22.0° of Aquarius flamant
batenc9 Baten Kaitos 7.0° of Pisces -14° flamant
pliades Scheat 9.0° of Pisces 24° flamant

Pin & Wedge

The rete is attached using a pin & wedge. simply decorated.
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