Astrolabe

Definition of Astrolabe

As´tro`labe   Pronunciation: ăs´trô`lāb
n.1.(Astron.) An instrument for observing or showing the positions of the stars. It is now disused.
2.A stereographic projection of the sphere on the plane of a great circle, as the equator, or a meridian; a planisphere.

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