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Negative - Equatorial Telescope, 8 Inch, Melbourne Observatory, circa 1960 Image Reg. No: MM 059378

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Eight inch equatorial telescope at Melbourne Observatory. Telescope made by Troughton & Simms, London, and installed at the observatory in 1874. Photograph taken circa 1960, when the telescope was being operated by Astronomical Society of Victoria members for public demonstrations. Person to the right is Ron Cavill, McKay Planetarium lecturer and Astronomical Society of Victoria school demonstrations officer.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions 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: telescopes
Format: Negative - Copy: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1960

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