A 6 1/2 inch star globe in case, yellow tinted gores, with principle stars indicated in Cyrillic, dated 1979.
Original pine case dimensions: Width; 25 cm. Depth; 25 cm. Height: 27 cm. Globe diameter: 167 mm.
The case also contains Red and Black “steklograph” pencils.
The celestial globe is designed to plot and take coordinates of celestial bodies to an accuracy of 1⁰. The globe shows the 160 brightest stars, the large constellations, the celestial equator, ecliptic, meridians and parallels. The whole of the sphere is divided into parallels, every 10⁰, and meridians, every 15⁰
The same model of this star globe see: MAAS – Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Object No: 2008/87/1
Star globes function by giving approximate elevations and azimuths of navigational stars for a hemisphere in a specific year. They provide a navigator who is operating in an unfamiliar region a quick reference for preparing a sextant “shot.” Star globes began appearing for maritime use in the late nineteenth century and were used until the 1980’s.