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Celestial globe

Astronomical equipment, celestial globe, wood / brass / plaster / paper, maker unknown, [London, England], 1790-1821, used at Parramatta and Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, Australia A celestial globe consisting of a sphere that has been covered in lacquered paper. The globe features stars and constellations across its surface. The names of constellations are written on the globe and in some cases there is an image associated with a specific constellation . For example a crown representing 'The Northern Crown'. Latitude and longitude lines are marked on the surface of the globe and a grid can be seen around the circumference of the globe. Metal spokes protrude from the top and bottom of the globe.

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(Accession num: H10378)

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