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  • The torquetum had a very important improvement: it wasn't so friggin' confusing.

    The Art of Chinese Astronomical Technology

  • Guo Shoujing managed to create a new form of equatorial armillary sphere, a sort of disassembled one, the equatorial torquetum.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The torquetum had a very important improvement: it wasn't so friggin' confusing.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Guo Shoujing managed to create a new form of equatorial armillary sphere, a sort of disassembled one, the equatorial torquetum.

    The Art of Chinese Astronomical Technology

  • This is why in Chinese the equatorial sphere is typically referred to as the 浑仪 (literally "muddy apparatus", and the torquetum is referred to as the 简仪 ("simple apparatus".

    The Art of Chinese Astronomical Technology

  • This is why in Chinese the equatorial sphere is typically referred to as the 浑仪 (literally "muddy apparatus", and the torquetum is referred to as the 简仪 ("simple apparatus".

    Archive 2007-02-01

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  • The torquetum or turquet is a medieval astronomical instrument designed to take and convert measurements made in three sets of coordinates: Horizon, equatorial, and ecliptic. In a sense, the Torquetum is an analog computer. (Wikipedia)

    January 10, 2012