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Title: 1987M70 Sidereal Clock
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Sidereal Clock, made in 1800
Attributed to James Newton

*Sidereal time is a timekeeping system that astronomers use to locate celestial objects. Using sidereal time, it is possible to easily point a telescope to the proper coordinates in the night sky. Briefly, sidereal time is a "time scale that is based on Earth's rate of rotation measured relative to the fixed stars" - Wikipedia
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Applied Arts
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Birmingham Museums Trust/Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
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Clock
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Science and Industry
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Astronomy
   
Usage Rights: Creative Commons 0 - Public Domain. Optional attribution: Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0
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Credit Line: Prsented by the estate of Major Eustace Robb, 1987.