Modelle des Kosmos: Vorstoss ins Unendliche

Modelle des Kosmos: Vorstoss ins Unendliche

Quadrant
Instrument for measuring angles, equipped with sights, from the Andechs Benedictine monastery collection, sixteenth century

Before the invention of the telescope, the quadrant is the most important measuring instrument for astronomical observations. Its primary purpose is to determine altitudes, but geometricians use it to determine other kinds of angles as well.

[ Sitemap ] [ info ] This website was created with Virtual Spaces.