Equatorial Sundial
56€

Equatorial Sundial

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  • Reference:P-215
  • Brand:Antiquus

Sundials called equatorial type are those who best represent the situation of the earth in the universe. They are composed of a semicircle symbolizing the equator and a central rod (acting as the gnomon of the sundial) and represents the axis of the Earth, suitably inclined, so that, according to the latitude of the place, resulting parallel to real axis of the Earth.

The clock must place it in the North-South meridian, such that the shadow produced by the rod on the quadrant which is in the semicircle, provides the local solar time. This model is a reproduction of one of the equatorial sundials were made in Renaissance Italy in the sixteenth century. Is universally applicable, ie can be used in all latitudes, and it is only necessary to loosen the screw and move it to place it on the corresponding latitude that is indicated by a graduated scale latitudes. It also works as a calendar because of the small sphere that incorporates the gnomon.

 

Our model is crafted in wood and brass, and will accompanied by a manual with its history and usage instructions.

 

Measures:

 

Height: 19 cm

Diameter: 7 cm

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