Troughton's universal equatorial, 1817.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Troughton's universal equatorial, 1817.

Lowry, W

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


Print showing a view of 'Troughton's Universal Equatorial, an astronomical instrument. The engraving, taken from 'Rees Cyclopedia' published 1812-1820, shows a small telescope carried on an equatorial mounting. Built by the London instrument maker, Edward Troughton, it was intended as a measuring instrument. The portable instrument could be used in the field or housed in an observatory building.



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