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Negative - Transit Telescope, 8 Inch, Melbourne Observatory Image Reg. No: MM 059413

Summary:
Eight inch transit telescope erected in East Transit Room at Melbourne Observatory. The telescope, made by Troughton & Simms, London, was installed in 1884.
Description Of Content:
8 inch transit telescope, Melbourne Observatory. With original breech piece and trvelling wire micrometer.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Buildings at Melbourne Observatory, Meteorology at Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1908, 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 1928

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