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Photograph - 8 Inch Equatorial Telescope, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 039852

The 8 inch South Equatorial Telescope, Melbourne Observatory. The telescope was built by Troughton & Simms, London and installed in 1874.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
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8 Inch South Equatorial Telescope, Melbourne Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, chairs, great melbourne telescope, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Images & Image Making Collection, 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, Geodetic Survey of Victoria, 1858-1872
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880s


Barry Clark Posted on 10 Feb 2011 6:42 PM
This is absolutely not the Photoheliograph. Instead it is the 8-inch South Equatorial by Troughton and Simms.

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