cyanometer

Cyanometer circa 1789, an instrument that measures the blueness of the sky

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"Horace-Bénédict de Saussure’s cyanometer, an instrument that measures the blueness of the sky."

Joel Dewberry- Modern Meadow- Herringbone (Pond)

Horace-Bénédict se Saussure’s cyanometer, and instrument for measuring the blueness of the sky. (discovered via Vic)

colored pencils arranged in order of the color spectrum starting with red and ending with blue.

18th Century instrument for measuring the blueness of the sky.

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Cool > The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky

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Cyanometer, 1789 tool for measuring the blueness of the sky...

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The Cyanometer Is a 225-Year-Old Tool for Measuring the Blueness of the Sky by Christopher Jobson (5.9.2014) | Colossal

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Spheruleus - Cyanometry (2012) Ambient lo-fi. The story about the album title is delicious: "The cyanometer is a circular measuring instrument made from graduating shades of blue, originally created as means to measure the blueness of the sky. It was invented in the late 1700s by Horace Benedict de Saussore to assist his studies and fascination with the sky."

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Cyanometer, 1789

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A cyanometer is an instrument for measuring the blueness of the sky. It was first used by Horace-Bénédict de Saussure (Swiss aristocrat, physicist and Alpine traveller) in 1789. His cyanometer was shaped as a circle with 53 hand-dyed sections, ranging from the lightest shade of blue to nearly black (example). He used the device to measure the color of the sky at Geneva, Chamonix and Mont Blanc.

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