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   Jaipur Observatory

 

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The Jaipur Observatory, officially known as Jantar Mantar, consists of a collection of stone buildings that serve as astronomical instruments.

 

Most of these instruments are complex astronomical devices for cosmological and planetary constellation. They are built on a large scale in order that readings can be obtained very accurately.

 

  Jaipur Observatory

 

  Jaipur Observatory

 

Among the wide variety of different objects on display in this open-air museum are also several sundials...

 

... including the world's largest one, which is known as the Supreme Instrument, stands 27 meters tall and throws a shadow that moves visibly at one millimeter per second.

 

  Jaipur Observatory

 

  Jaipur Observatory

 

There are also some huge concave hemispheres used for gathering data, that are made with marble slabs.

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