Transit instrument, 19th century

Transit instrument, 19th century

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Caption: Transit instrument. This astronomical device was made by the British instrument maker Edward Troughton (1753-1835) for the Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, England. This diagram is from 'An Introduction to Practical Astronomy', published by William Pearson in several volumes between 1824 and 1829.

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