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Could domes have had the function of camera obscura but not anymore?

  1. Jan 25, 2013 #1


    i mean seems evident a dome is intended as a camera obscura even oculus in latin means eye

    but how is it posible that knowledge isnt any more?

    what sense does it make to put a flat lens in the oculus so theres no effect any more? why they dont put the right optics oculus in domes?

    it would appear to people as walking of clouds , quite appropiate for the place:confused:

    well i just found an obscure reference:

    http://books.google.es/books?id=F1T...=onepage&q=dome oculus camera obscura&f=false
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2013
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  3. Jan 25, 2013 #2


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    Please post a specific reference, a link to a book is not satisfactory.
  4. Jan 25, 2013 #3
    well this is a personal theory slightly backed up by that book( i cant copy paste)
  5. Jan 25, 2013 #4


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    hmmm.... My personal theory is that it was the predecessor to the sunroof.

    http://safe4work.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sun-roof.jpg [Broken]
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  6. Jan 25, 2013 #5


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    That's what I thought, sorry, we don't allow personal theories.
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