Although not all the traditional instruments enjoyed a contemporaneous parabola of fortune, it is possible to include the following items in a sufficiently comprehensive Renaissance astronomical equipment list: the quadrant, the triquetrum, the astrolabe, the armillary sphere, the nocturnal, Jacob’s staff, the sextant, the equatorium, and the celestial globe. Unsurprisingly, it was the telescope that turned out to be the actual game-changer in the observational field.

Astronomical Instruments, Renaissance

Matteo Cosci
2018

Abstract

Although not all the traditional instruments enjoyed a contemporaneous parabola of fortune, it is possible to include the following items in a sufficiently comprehensive Renaissance astronomical equipment list: the quadrant, the triquetrum, the astrolabe, the armillary sphere, the nocturnal, Jacob’s staff, the sextant, the equatorium, and the celestial globe. Unsurprisingly, it was the telescope that turned out to be the actual game-changer in the observational field.
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