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instruments, astronomical measuring

Jim Bennett

in The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195112290
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199891153
instruments, astronomical measuring

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Ptolemy's Almagest provides the earliest written account of observatory instruments for measurement. They include rings set for measuring angles

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