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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 14447 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 04:51
Stargazing 223 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 06:49
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Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 186 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 06:56
Could it be? Methinkso. 181 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 07:28
Re: Could it be? Methinkso. 243 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 09:03
So sad..... 187 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 08:28
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 173 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 21:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 169 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 22:12
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 169 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 23:27
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 176 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 23:49
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 154 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 03:36
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 171 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 03:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 173 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 192 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 17:55
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 192 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 22:52
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 167 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 161 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 01:42
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 151 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 01:56
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 03:59
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 169 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 161 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 18:03
Using Our Imaginations 177 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 21:03
Re: Using Our Imaginations 168 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:50
Re: Using Our Imaginations 173 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 03:11
Remember Pompeii? 168 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 07:54
Re: Using Our Imaginations 168 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 16:08
Re: Using Our Imaginations 177 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 20:59
Re: Using Our Imaginations 164 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 21:55
Imagination 180 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 06:30
Re: Imagination 174 greengirl5 16-Aug-19 06:42
Re: Imagination 194 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 13:02
Re: Imagination 184 Barbelo 16-Aug-19 20:40
Re: Imagination - no lines 211 Eddie Larry 16-Aug-19 20:55
Re: Imagination - no lines 576 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:15
Re: Imagination 168 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:00


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