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Carlsbad  

Sundial 734
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   33° 07.467' N Longitude:   117° 16.650' W
Location:
  • McClellan Palomar Airport
    2192 Palomar Airport Road
    Carlsbad
 
Description:
  • A large vertical dial on an east-declining south stucco wall of an elevator tower in the parking lot of McClellan Airport. The gnomon, hour and declination lines and Arabic numerals are stainless steel. The dial design is flawed, incorrect for either a point-in-space nodus dial or a polar-inclined gnomon dial. The installed gnomon is horizontal but if intended to support only a nodus, the location is wrong; the nodus shadow is outside the lower declination line in the photos. The hour lines radiate from the gnomon base as for a polar-inclined gnomon; they should radiate from a point much higher if for a point-in-space nodus.
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Unknown
  • Builder: Precision Waterjet and Laser, Orange, California
 
 
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Last Revised: 6/23/2012 21:42