Ulugh Beg coloring pages

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Ulugh Beg coloring pages
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Ulugh Beg (1394–27 October, 1449) was a Timurid astronomer, mathematician and sultan. His name also appears as Ulug Bey, (bey in Turkish means 'chieftain'), Ulugh Bek and Ulug Bek. The grandson of the conqueror Timur the Lame (1336–1405) and the oldest son of Shah Rukh, both of whom came from the Turkic Barlas tribe of Transoxiana (present Uzbekistan), Ulugh Beg was born in Sultaniyya in modern-day Iran.
His own particular interests concentrated on astronomy. In 1428, he built an enormous observatory, called the Gurkhani Zij, similar to Tycho Brahe's later Uraniborg. Lacking telescopes to work with, he increased his accuracy by increasing the length of his sextant; the so-called Fakhri Sextant had a radius of circa 36 metres and the optical separability of 180 (seconds of arc).
In 1437 Ulugh Beg determined the length of the sidereal year as 365.2570370...d = 365d 6h 10m 8s (an error +58s). In his measurements within many years he used a 50 metre high gnomon. Ulugh Beg was also notable for his work in astronomy-related mathematics, such as trigonometry and spherical geometry.

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