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pla·ni·sphere

 (plā′nĭ-sfîr′)
n.
1. A representation of a sphere or part of a sphere on a plane surface.
2. Astronomy A polar projection of half or more of the celestial sphere on a chart equipped with an adjustable overlay to show the stars visible at a particular time and place.

pla′ni·spher′ic (-sfîr′ĭk, -sfĕr′-), pla′ni·spher′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

planisphere

(ˈplænɪˌsfɪə)
n
(Physical Geography) a projection or representation of all or part of a sphere on a plane surface, such as a polar projection of the celestial sphere onto a chart
[C14: from Medieval Latin plānisphaerium, from Latin plānus flat + Greek sphaira globe]
planispheric adj

plan•i•sphere

(ˈplæn əˌsfɪər, ˈpleɪ nə-)

n.
1. a map of half or more of the celestial sphere with a device for indicating the part of a given location visible at a given time.
2. a projection or representation of the whole or a part of a sphere on a plane.
[1350–1400; Middle English planisperie < Medieval Latin plānisphaerium; see plani-, sphere]
plan`i•spher′i•cal (-ˈsfɛr ɪ kəl) plan`i•spher′ic, plan`i•spher′al, adj.

planisphere

a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. — planispheric, planispherical, adj.
See also: Astronomy
a map showing half or more of the sphere of the heavens, indicating which part is visible at what hour from a given location. — planispheric, planispherical, adj.
See also: Maps
an astrolabe.
See also: Representation
Translations

planisphere

[ˈplænɪˌsfɪəʳ] nplanisfero
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The large manuscript planispheres from the Lisbon padrao and the Seville padron real show the western hemisphere but fill it with large compass roses.
44-45), Planisphere of Turin (1523) showing Magellan's Strait (Harrisse 1969, map 148), and the Weimar I & II planispheres of 1527 and 1529.
The American continent, or at least the east coast of the American continent, found its shape in the 1525 Castiglione world map, the 1527 Weimar planisphere and the 1529 Ribeiro and Verazzano planispheres, all in manuscript.
Mr Holmes also correctly observed that the rete (star chart) on the astrolabe is a mirror-image of the sky--for example, Orion's sword appears on the right--and differs from modern planispheres in this respect.
By including only the most prominent deep-sky objects, the ConCards fill the gap between planispheres (such as the Southern Star Wheel) and star atlases.
download an app There are a great number of apps available which make use of the technology inside smartphones, making a great modern alternative to planispheres.
buy a planisphere At no more than pounds 10, the first thing to do is to buy a Planisphere.
Called Planispheres, these instruments were developed expressly for LEGEND OF THE SEAS and SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS to show stargazers placement of constellations in the sky.
SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS' Planisphere will be on a forward deck featuring a special black-out shade to shield the stargazers from the interior lights of the ship's Windjammer Cafe and a unique 5-1/2' wind screen to keep ocean winds to a minimum.
This side of the astrolabe is similar to a modern planisphere, though it is arranged differently and can usually be adjusted to work at several latitudes, whereas modern planispheres are typically only designed for one particular latitude.
The front side of the instrument as a whole can be roughly described as a more sophisticated sibling of the modern planisphere, providing a way of predicting the altitudes and azimuths of celestial objects at any given time.
Dr Moore certainly got it right during his talk covering the basics like planispheres and star charts, as the BAA Sales stand had difficulty keeping up with demand for these items later in the day.