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 “LYRA” ARMILLARY SPHERE.

The  Lyra armillary sphere is furnished with a smaller bell base. The time band has large Roman numerals showing 5am to 7pm and comes with a choice of engraving to the outside of the horizon ring. It  has a single pin mounting through the bell base for fixing. Individually made to site specific latitude.


SIZE 400mm globe  480mm tall                 

PRICE  £480.00 + delivery


 


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“PEGASUS” ARMILLARY SPHERE.

This beautiful solid brass dial is mounted on a ring base with a central fixing pin, this makes the mounting and alignment of this dial very easy to accomplish.  The equatorial ring has a  time band showing 6am to 6pm in large Roman numerals. Engraving  of your choice around the outside of the Horizon ring is included with the option ( As shown on this dial) of having the front of the equatorial ring engraved for a small additional cost.

Individually made to site specific latitude.  


SIZE 450mm globe  470mm tall                 

PRICE  £570.00 + delivery

SIZE 500mm globe  530mm tall                 

PRICE  £620.00 + delivery

Plus £45.00 additional engraving to 2nd ring.




“ANDROMEDA” ARMILLARY SPHERE.

An elegant Armillary Sphere  mounted on a brass bell, with a central fixing pin; this makes the mounting and alignment of this dial very easy to accomplish. The time band shows 6am to 6pm in large Roman numerals. Engraving  of your choice around the outside of the Horizon ring is included with the option ( Not shown on this dial) of having the front of the equatorial ring engraved for a small additional cost. Individually made to site specific latitude.

SIZE 450mm globe  570mm tall                 

PRICE  £630.00 + delivery

SIZE 500mm globe  620mm tall                 

PRICE  £690.00 + delivery

Plus £45.00 additional engraving to 2nd ring.

"Virgo" armillary sundial Stephen Holehan Sundials

“VIRGO” ARMILLARY SPHERE.


The “Virgo” Armillary Sphere is a much more complex dial featuring a full equatorial band and rings marking the tropics of Capricorn & Cancer and arctic/antarctic circles. The gnomon is usually enclosed without arrow head and tails, however, these can be added if requested subject to latitude and plinth dimensions.

The equatorial ring has a  time band showing Roman numerals and signs of the Zodiac . Includes engraving  of your choice around the outside of the Horizon ring.


SIZE  500mm globe 620mm tall                 

PRICE £885.00 + delivery




It is possible to form an Equation of time plate to the diameter of a round plinth, or mount to the face of a square or octagonal plinth.

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  Longitude adjusted Equation of time plate.


Armillary dials are set to show “Local apparent time” This is when it is said to be noon when the sun is directly overhead. ( Its highest point in the sky when directly above the position of the viewer.) Time as it used to be before GMT was introduced to standardise time across the country- thus allowing railway timetables to be aggregated.  


The “Greenwich adjusted” EOT plate shows the seasonal adjustment of dial slow / dial fast, together with an adjustment for the dial’s position East or West of the Greenwich Meridian. If the dial is correctly aligned to solar noon (local apparent time)  it will then be possible to ascertain correct Greenwich mean time.(Standardised time)

[Within the limitations of reading the edge of the shadow]


Standard Equation of Time plate          £28.00

Greenwich adjusted  Time Plate           £38.00



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