Transit Telescope

Edward Troughton1800/1821

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Telescope, 3 3/4 inch transit telescope, brass / glass / wood, made by Edward Troughton, London, England, 1800-1821, used by Parramatta Observatory, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

A 3 3/4 inch transit telescope consisting of a brass tube with an eyepiece in one end. A brass wheel to one side of the eyepiece features two graduated vernier scales. The telescope sits in a horizontal brass support or trunnion that allows the telescope to swivel up and down when held in a wooden frame.

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  • Title: Transit Telescope
  • Creator: Edward Troughton
  • Date: 1800
  • Date Created: 1800/1821
  • Location: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 1730mm (h) x 687mm (w) x 302mm (d)
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