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Magazine - "Edge of Time" drawing by Interesni Kazki

How much detail can be packed into a single drawing you ask? Your answer lies in this Ink drawing on paper by the Ukrainian super duo, Interesni Kazki...

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This instrument is clear evidence of the links between the astrolabe and astrology. On one side is an astrolabe for a single latitude, and on the other an astrological volvelle, used to find the positions of planets and other celestial bodies, especially in relation to the traditional astrological houses.

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The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

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The 3,000 year old Nimrud lens was discovered at the palace of Nimrud, in Iraq. Some experts believe the lens was part of an ancient telescope the Babylonians used, hence their advanced knowledge of astronomy.

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(Posted from cncmachinings.com) Some cool machining part images: Orrery Image by urban don Fantasy orrery (solar system model) made from junk, scrap metal, buttons, wire, typewriter parts, sewing machine parts, brass spheres, coin, paper, timber, seed pod, paint. Base is 20cm in diameter. Now available for sale. Please see my... Read more on http://www.cncmachinings.com/orrery/

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