Targeting the Constellations

Ethna Gillespie

Joined October 2011

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Jaipur, India: At Jantar Mantar (Observatory).
Built in the early 18th century, the Jantar Mantar (in Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan state) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This is one of 12 instruments designed to examine a specific constellation. Each instrument is angled in a very exact, specific way to target its particular constellation. In order make calculations about some of the stars and constellations, it is sometimes necessary to climb the stairs.
(764 views as of 12/06/2013)
Featured in Cee’s Which Way Group, 9/1/2012; Steps, Stairs, Staircases and Bridges, 10/1/2012; Which Way Group, 7/2012.
Top 10 Winner: Step on Up Challenge in Cover Shots, 08/2014.

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