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A chronometer is just -"just"! A clock. It was needed to figure out where the sailors were in regard to longitude. Maybe they had some sand clocks before - you know egg timers, but bigger. They would not have been accurate enough, and somebody would have to be awake to turn them, but maybe fell asleep, and the captain did not know where they were.

I have been to Greenwich museum near London and seen some wonderful early clocks, and I have stood under the longitude zero and have a photo of it. Thrill!

How did anybody invent anything! Google it!

GG.

Eddie Larry Wrote:
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> How did they invent the chronometer? What were
> they trying to record?

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Constellations and the Zodiac 14608 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 04:51
Stargazing 272 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 06:49
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Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 233 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 06:56
Could it be? Methinkso. 229 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 07:28
Re: Could it be? Methinkso. 299 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 09:03
So sad..... 233 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 08:28
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 217 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 21:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 22:12
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 214 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 23:27
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 223 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 23:49
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 196 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 03:36
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 03:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 217 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 234 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 17:55
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 244 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 22:52
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 208 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 01:42
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 195 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 01:56
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 256 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 03:59
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 205 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 18:03
Using Our Imaginations 221 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 21:03
Re: Using Our Imaginations 213 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:50
Re: Using Our Imaginations 218 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 03:11
Remember Pompeii? 211 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 07:54
Re: Using Our Imaginations 213 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 16:08
Re: Using Our Imaginations 225 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 20:59
Re: Using Our Imaginations 211 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 21:55
Imagination 228 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 06:30
Re: Imagination 220 greengirl5 16-Aug-19 06:42
Re: Imagination 239 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 13:02
Re: Imagination 232 Barbelo 16-Aug-19 20:40
Re: Imagination - no lines 257 Eddie Larry 16-Aug-19 20:55
Re: Imagination - no lines 671 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:15
Re: Imagination 215 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:00


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