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Photograph - 8-inch Transit Telescope, Troughton & Simms, East Transit Room, Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1890 Image Reg. No: MM 040161

Summary:
Eight inch transit telescope, made by Troughton & Simms, London, 1883, erected in the East Transit Room at Melbourne Observatory.

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.
Description Of Content:
8 inch transit telescope in East Transit Room, Melbourne Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, great melbourne telescope, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Star Observations & Personal Equation, Melbourne Observatory 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, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Troughton & Simms, Instrument Makers, 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 1890
Maker of Item Depicted: Troughton & Simms, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1883

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