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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 14654 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 04:51
Stargazing 291 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 06:49
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Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 250 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 06:56
Could it be? Methinkso. 246 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 07:28
Re: Could it be? Methinkso. 317 Corpuscles 13-Aug-19 09:03
So sad..... 251 greengirl5 13-Aug-19 08:28
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 233 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 21:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 229 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 22:12
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 231 Barbelo 13-Aug-19 23:27
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 242 Eddie Larry 13-Aug-19 23:49
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 213 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 03:36
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 230 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 03:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 235 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:53
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 252 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 17:55
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 263 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 22:52
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 229 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 224 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 01:42
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 212 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 01:56
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 274 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 03:59
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 230 greengirl5 14-Aug-19 06:48
Re: Constellations and the Zodiac 221 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 18:03
Using Our Imaginations 239 Barbelo 14-Aug-19 21:03
Re: Using Our Imaginations 229 Eddie Larry 14-Aug-19 23:50
Re: Using Our Imaginations 234 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 03:11
Remember Pompeii? 229 greengirl5 15-Aug-19 07:54
Re: Using Our Imaginations 230 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 16:08
Re: Using Our Imaginations 242 Barbelo 15-Aug-19 20:59
Re: Using Our Imaginations 228 Eddie Larry 15-Aug-19 21:55
Imagination 248 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 06:30
Re: Imagination 237 greengirl5 16-Aug-19 06:42
Re: Imagination 256 hendrik dirker 16-Aug-19 13:02
Re: Imagination 250 Barbelo 16-Aug-19 20:40
Re: Imagination - no lines 276 Eddie Larry 16-Aug-19 20:55
Re: Imagination - no lines 696 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:15
Re: Imagination 231 greengirl5 17-Aug-19 02:00


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