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The forgotten nautical astronomical instruments

  • Fabrizio Benincasa
  • Matteo De Vincenzi
  • Gianni Fasano

Astrology and meteorology have always had great importance for agriculture and navigation. They are described some measuring and forecasting instruments which, in the past, had a moderate success to navigate the Mediterranean, but they were forgotten because they were supplanted by other more reliable instruments in oceans. We refer to: parapegma, (made when meteorology was still a particular aspect of astrology); a calculator for determining the position of stars; instruments to establish position of a ship with respect to the Sun or the North Pole and to determine ships direction and speed

  • Keywords:
  • Nautical astronomical instruments,
  • Parapegma,
  • History of Technology,
  • Mediterranean sailing,
  • Meteorological Instruments,
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Fabrizio Benincasa

CNR-IBE, Institute of BioEconomy, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5183-9282

Matteo De Vincenzi

CNR-IBE, Institute of BioEconomy, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-5698-4286

Gianni Fasano

CNR-IBE, Institute of BioEconomy, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0001-5790-6477

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Chapter Title

The forgotten nautical astronomical instruments

Authors

Fabrizio Benincasa, Matteo De Vincenzi, Gianni Fasano

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English

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10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.35

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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