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Astronomical methods and instruments, 1878 - 1880

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Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/176

Scope and Contents

Correspondence concerning the Greenwich transit circle; adjustments to the altazimuth instrument and photoheliograph, with corrections; O. Struve on the proposed Russian refractor; and various suggestions sent to Airy. The correspondents include J.H. Dallmeyer, A.A. Common, W. De La Rue and W.H.M. Christie. There are papers by E. Plantamour and M. Loewy, in French, on spirit levels and flexure of the telescope; J. Hampden on sun dials; and E.T. Loseby on the benefits of spun glass. There are also two photographs of Jupiter, one showing four satellites, and a coloured drawing of part of a chronograph.

Dates

  • 1878 - 1880

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

1 archive box(es) (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

French

Former / Other Reference

L4/21

Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:34:59+00:00

Includes index.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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