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celestial globe

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A model of the celestial sphere showing the positions of the stars and other celestial bodies as well as circles of right ascension, declination, the celestial equator, and the ecliptic.

celestial globe

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(Astronomy) a spherical model of the celestial sphere showing the relative positions of stars, constellations, etc
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Noun1.celestial globe - a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens
armilla, armillary sphere - a celestial globe consisting of metal hoops; used by early astronomers to determine the positions of stars
globe - a sphere on which a map (especially of the earth) is represented
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In an apartment of the great temple of Denderah, some fifty years ago, there was discovered upon the granite ceiling a sculptured and painted planisphere, abounding in centaurs, griffins, and dolphins, similar to the grotesque figures on the celestial globe of the moderns.
Edwin Drood is waiting in Miss Twinkleton's own parlour: a dainty room, with nothing more directly scholastic in it than a terrestrial and a celestial globe. These expressive machines imply
Later chapters continue on to instruments placed in public, Italian astronomical clocks, representations of the heavens, celestial globes, and armillary instruments.
Eva Novotna's monograph, A Globe making factory, celebrates the history of Jan Felkl & Son (1854 to 1952), the Czech manufacturer of terrestrial and celestial globes and other geographical teaching aids.
The popularity of our growing family of 12-inch planet and celestial globes has spawned a series of 6-inch semi-gloss-finished orbs for Earth, Moon, Mars, and Pluto.
In this beautifully illustrated book, Sylvia Sumira tells us all about how globes were manufactured and the cultural role that they played: having a matching pair of terrestrial and celestial globes from a good maker was, for several hundred years, a sure sign of wealth or intellectual inquisitiveness or both.
Gerard Mercator born; a Flemish geographer and instrument maker; made an astronomical ring, an astrolabe and celestial globes.
The Pair of Terrestrial and Celestial Globes are an extremely fine example of Father Vicenzo Maria Coronelli's eminent career as a globe-maker; the original gores are presented as they were intended to be seen and mounted on spectacular modern stands, both with four supporting African figures, in antique style by Greaves and Thomas.
Globes fall into two broad categories: terrestrial globes are spherical maps of the world; celestial globes use the earth as an imaginary centre of the universe to map out the stars in spherical form.