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Coelostat - Paul Garnier Object Reg. No: ST 022150

Coelostat made by Paul Garnier, Paris, and used at Melbourne Observatory.

A coelostat reflects continuously the same region of the sky into the field of view of a fixed telescope. A mirror driven by clockwork rotates about an axis in its own plane and pointing to the pole of the heavens.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Observatory, 1945
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomical instruments, coelostats, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: observational instruments
Inscriptions: Marked on back plate "PAUL GARNIER, PARIS" and "F. E. SILBERMANN, INVENTOR- F. DUBOSCA, PARIS".
Maker: Paul Garnier, Paris, France
User: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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