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    Genesis orrery - video and photos

    Staines and Son is a father-and-son team that produces orreries. Originally London toolmakers, they now focus on making custom orreries. Here's their Genesis orrery:






    1:32 video:


    More:

    Staines & Son - Staines and Son Orrery Makers

    Previously:

    Antikythera Mechanism

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    As space exploration continues, the job for these guys just gets harder and harder. Some of the latest moon counts include...

    Jupiter - 69
    Saturn - 53
    Uranus - 27
    Neptune - 14

    Of course, many of these are very minor moons so wouldn't be modeled in an orrery.

    I've never seen one with the outer gas giants (Uranus and Neptune) modeled. Note also that the near 90 degree tilt of Uranus' spin axis is correctly shown. Its spin axis lies almost in the ecliptic plane and thus its moons orbit in and out of the plane.

    Fascinating work. Given their skills, they should try to build a model of the Antikythera mechanism.
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    they should try to build a model of the Antikythera mechanism. Somebody has
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    Although they admit the Egyptian 5 day week was omitted
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post

    Fascinating work. Given their skills, they should try to build a model of the Antikythera mechanism.
    A chap on the scroll saw forum I use built a wooden working Antikythera machine. His forum photos fell foul of the the Photobucket upgrade, so here's his Pinterest page. https://goo.gl/aFzUpH

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