azimuth instrument

azimuth instrument

[′az·ə·məth ‚in·strə·mənt]
(engineering)
An instrument for measuring azimuths, particularly a device which fits over a central pivot in the glass cover of a magnetic compass. Also known as azimuth bar; bearing bar.
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The treatise's author adds that the best observational instrument to date was the "azimuth instrument" (alat-i samtiyya) invented by Abu 1-'Abba's al-Lawkari, which, however, also suffered from the above-mentioned issues.
However, azimuth instruments (in the sense of the instruments specifically used in the simultaneous measurements of altitude and azimuth) were apparently not so novel.
Therefore, we can consider at most five observational instruments (apparently models of azimuth instruments) to have been innovative in the Islamic period up to Ghazan Khan's time, over a period of five centuries.