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Photograph - Transit Telescope, Troughton & Simms, Sydney Observatory, New South Wales, 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 040172

The 6 inch transit circle by Troughton & Simms, London, was installed at Sydney Observatory in 1877. This phototgraph was probably taken in the 1880s.

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:
Transit instrument, Sydney Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Troughton & Simms, Instrument Makers
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Maker of Item Depicted: Troughton & Simms, London, Middlesex, England, Great Britain, 1876
User of Item Depicted: Sydney Observatory, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1876-1900s

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