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Correspondence on mercury girdle tests, 1973-12-12 - 1974-01-17

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 37/591

Scope and Contents

Correspondence regarding mercury girdle tests, including a telex from D.S. Brown to Hermann Wehner, 12 December 1973, reporting the results of the optical tests; a cable from P.R. Gillingham suggesting that the girdle is not acceptable optically for the f/8 mirror; and Redman's correspondence with Wehner on a comparison of the Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and British Scientific Instrument Research Association band results, with reference to power cuts and optical tests on the F/15 convex mirror. Wehner also encloses copies of telex messages received from J.D. Pope following his visit to Sir Howard Grubb, Parsons and Co. Ltd and Melco's schedule for the completion of work on the Anglo-Australian Telescope.


  • Creation: 1973-12-12 - 1974-01-17


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10 page(s)

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Finding aid date

2007-03-15 16:13:11+00:00

Includes index.

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