|f76v, cropped. Voynich Manuscript. Credit: Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.||Credit: Redshift6. Star map 11/11/1572 over Scania (formerly in Denmark), showing SN 1572 in relation to the North Celestial Pole, the Celestial Zero Meridian and the Galactic Equator.|
I suggest the figure in the top right of the folio is showing the specific position of SN 1572 in relation to the North Celestial Pole, the Celestial Zero Meridian and the Galactic Equator. The figure representing Cepheus or the pole star, the round tube the North Pole and the lines/dots emanating from the figure’s hands are the Celestial Zero Meridian and the vertical markings that cross it at the edge of the page the Galactic Equator. At the intersection point of these celestial direction markers lay SN 1572.
Copyright © 2010 P. Han