Transit instrument, St Petersburg, Rusia, 1876.
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

Transit instrument, St Petersburg, Rusia, 1876.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

Photograph of a transit circle by Repsold at Pulkowa Observatory, St Petersburg, Rusia. The transit circle was used to measure both the right ascension and declination of a star - the celestial equivalent of latitude and longitude.
 

Image Ref.

10418848
 

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