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The sextant

The sextant

El Sextante   The sextant is an instrument that allows measurements on celestial objects in relation to the horizon, which provides excellent results when it comes to finding the latitude of the ship. The sextant allows direct observation of the stars, so its use is possible 24 hours a day. For.. More info...

 Rain of perseides 2018

Rain of perseides 2018

  The persecuted are also known in Catholic countries with the name of tears of San Lorenzo, because August 10 is celebrated his saints. In the Middle Ages and the Renaissance the persecutions took the night when it was remembered, in such a way that they were associated with the tears that S.. More info...

HOW DO COMPASSES WORK

HOW DO COMPASSES WORK

HOW DO COMPASSES WORK?   From Antiquus we want to unveil this great invention ... its operation, its discovery, and its day to day ... The compasses are one of the greatest inventions of man and without which we would not have been able to discover the world, nor make the first transoceanic voyages.. More info...

THE ARMILLARY SPHERE

THE ARMILLARY SPHERE

    For this week I want to talk about the Armillary Sphere, in Antiquus we have the models, small and large (Below photos)                      SMALL            LARGE   The Armory Sphere is an old instrument used until the year 1600 that was used to determine the celes.. More info...