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Astronomicum Caesareum, May 1540.   Michael Ostendorfer / Hand-colored woodcuts / This most sumptuous of all Renaissance instructive manuals explained the use of the astrolabe (for calculating the altitude of stars) and other instruments used for computing planetary positions.

Astronomicum Caesareum, May 1540. Michael Ostendorfer / Hand-colored woodcuts / This most sumptuous of all Renaissance instructive manuals explained the use of the astrolabe (for calculating the altitude of stars) and other instruments used for computing planetary positions.

Astronomicum Caesareum by  Michael Ostendorfer, 1540.  Instructive manual explained the use of the astrolabe (for calculating the altitude of stars) and other instruments used for computing planetary positions.

Astronomicum Caesareum by Michael Ostendorfer, 1540. Instructive manual explained the use of the astrolabe (for calculating the altitude of stars) and other instruments used for computing planetary positions.

the constellation pegasus by abd ar-rahman al-sufi, from pergamenthandschrift M II 141 (an edition of al-sufi’s liber locis stellarum fixarum, written in 964)

the constellation pegasus by abd ar-rahman al-sufi, from pergamenthandschrift M II 141 (an edition of al-sufi’s liber locis stellarum fixarum, written in 964)

Al Sufi, Scorpio. Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, 964), describing much of his work, both in textual descriptions and pictures. Astrology.

Al Sufi, Scorpio. Al Sufi published his famous "Book of Fixed Stars" in 964 (Al Sufi, 964), describing much of his work, both in textual descriptions and pictures. Astrology.

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