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Negative - South Equatorial Telescope, Melbourne Observatory, circa 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 068135

The 8 Inch Equatorial Telescope, by Troughton & Simms, London, in the South Equatorial House at Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, circa 1880s.

The telescope was acquired by Melbourne Observatory in 1874, in time for observations of the Transit of Venus. It was the main equatorial telescope at the observatory until the observatory closed in 1945. The telescope remains in its original building at the observatory, and is still used by the Astronomical Society of Victoria.
Description Of Content:
Photoheliograph in the Photoheliograph House at Melbourne Observatory.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, chairs, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Transits of Venus, 1874 & 1882, Melbourne Observatory, 1863-1944, Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, Positional Astronomy at Melbourne Observatory, Weights & Measures at Melbourne Observatory, Melbourne Observatory & Standard Time in Victoria, Astrographic Catalogue, 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: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Melbourne Observatory, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880s

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