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Astrolabe Geocoin - Antique Bronze


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  • Editions: Antique Bronze
  • Size: 3 3/16" Tall & 3/8" Thick
  • Features: Separate Moving Parts, Raised Edge, Unique Icon on Geocaching.com
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Product Description

The image of the navigator on the front of the Mariner's Astrolabe Geocoin shows how this tool was used when taking a reading from the sun. This Geocoin also has an incorporated raised metal edge around the coin. A real antique mariner's astrolabe would not have this raised edge, but we thought it was important to provide some protection to the spinning alidade. Instead of attaching a large metal ring for the handle, which were typical of old style astrolabes, we attached a rotating clip to make it easier for hooking the astrolabe to a stable item such as a post when taking a reading. The two holes on the spinning alidade are small enough to get a fairly precise reading from sunlight, but are large enough to see through when taking a reading of the North Star, Polaris.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • ASIN: B004HQBCDC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,883 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Sue Jankura on June 17, 2011
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Packaging was good and shipping was quick. The astrolabe is hefty and the silver on bronze design is nice looking. Fit and finish is quite poor though. The sights are not aligned well and the sighting arm itself is wobbly. The base came with a dent in the rim and some scratches. For the price paid I was disappointed in the shoddy workmanship.
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An Astrolade is a hard thing to find for a decent price but, thank you for finding this one. Quality workmanship and great price for what you get. It is easy to carrier and show others. I would recommmend this to anyone looking for one.
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