Friday, September 10, 2010

Mughal Astronomy

The 16th and 17th centuries saw a synthesis between Islamic astronomy and astronomy Indian, Islamic, where they were combined observation techniques and computational tools with Hindus. We still do not seem to be little interest in theoretical astronomy, Muslims and Hindus in India, astronomers have continued to make progress in observational astronomy and produced hundreds of treaties Zij. Humayun built a personal observatory near Delhi, while Jahangir and Shah Jahan were intending to build observatories but were unable to do so. The instruments and observation techniques used in observatories Mughal were mainly derived from Islamic tradition and computational techniques of the Hindu tradition. [20] [21] In particular, one of the most remarkable astronomical instruments invented in Mughal India is the perfect celestial globe

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