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There are 14 objects associated with "1761".

Octant, Astronomical

Octant, Astronomical

All brass octant. Engraved on crosspiece "B. Martin, London" and on index arm "The Gift of Ezekiel Goldthwait Esq. to the Apparatus of Harvard College in Cambridge N.E. May 1764." Given to replace ea...

Pendulum clock by D. Quare, London 1701

Pendulum clock by D. Quare, London 1701

One of the older clocks used in the Bologna Specola, by Daniel Quare (1649-1724). It has inlaid wooden case, dial plate in silver and inlaid brass. The hours on the dial are in Roman numbers, the minu...

Quadrant by Georg Friedrich Brander, used for the 1761 transit by P. v. Osterwald

Quadrant by Georg Friedrich Brander, used for the 1761 transit by P. v. Osterwald

Deutsches Museum Munich

Inv.Nr. 2060

Sign.: "G.F. Brander fecit Agustuae Vindel. ACAD: SC: ELECT: BOICAE SOD:"

Made in 1760/61

Total Height: 245cm

The instrument was ordered by the Bavarian Aca...

Reflecting Telescope by James Short, London, c. 1761

Reflecting Telescope by James Short, London, c. 1761

This Gregorian reflecting telescope on an equatorial mounting was probably made especially for observing the 1761 transit. Its maker James Short specialised exclusively in the manufacture of reflector...

Samuel Dunn's analysis of the 18th-century transits

Samuel Dunn's analysis of the 18th-century transits

In his "A Determination of the Exact Moments of Time" (London, 1770), Samuel Dunn provided this large folding plate to compare the appearances of Venus in transit in 1761 and 1769. He also tabulated t...

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