An astrolabe is a measuring instrument used in astronomy and navigation from ancient times to the early 18th century to determine the position of celestial bodies above the horizon and to determine your own position. They were used by Copernicus, Galileo, Hevelius and thousands of sailors lost in the seas and oceans, among others. The age of the astrolabe did not end until the introduction of the sextant. The astrolabe remains a symbol of belief in progress, science and technology. At the same time, it expresses the human longing for what is past, for a certain lifestyle, for journeys into the unknown, for adventures. It takes us both to the time of great sailing ships and to the silent rooms of medieval astronomers. It is a beautiful, attractive item. A great gift for an astronomer, a gift for an astronomy lover; a perfect gift for a sailor, a great gift for a sailor. Ability to adjust the height of the tripod.
Height 75 to 95 cm
Diameter 35 cm