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H9886 Telescope, 11.4 inch equatorial refracting telescope, brass / glass, made by Hugo Schroeder, Hamburg, Germany, 1874, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Click to enlarge.

Equatorial refracting telescope made by Hugo Schroeder

Made
This telescope was installed in the South Dome at Sydney Observatory in 1874 and is now the oldest working telescope in Australia. It was used by Henry Chamberlain Russell, Government Astronomer at Sydney Observatory from 1870-1905, to view the transit of Venus that occurred on 9 December 1874. The telescope is therefore important because of its use in the observation of a rare astronomical event, as well as for its age and its connections to the history of the Sydney Observatory site and the …

Summary

Object No.

H9886

Object Statement

Telescope, 11.4 inch equatorial refracting telescope, brass / glass, made by Hugo Schroeder, Hamburg, Germany, 1874, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Physical Description

Equatorial refracting telescope. 11.4 inch, made of brass and glass, which consists of a brass tube painted brown with ends unpainted. Attached to the top of this is another smaller brass tube. A glass lens is fitted in the end of each of the brass tubes with an eye piece at the other.
Observatory stock number 4.

Production

Notes

The telescope was made in 1874 by Hugo Shroeder in Hamburg Germany.

History

Notes

The telescope was used at Sydney Observatory, Observatory Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Source

Credit Line

Ex Sydney Observatory, 1983

Acquisition Date

3 June 1983

Cite this Object

Harvard

Equatorial refracting telescope made by Hugo Schroeder 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 6 August 2021, <https://ma.as/258726>

Wikipedia

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