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Muddapur, India: the Italian expedition for the 1874 Venus transit

Muddapur, India: the Italian expedition for the 1874 Venus transit

The Italian astronomers' camp in Muddapur (Bengala).

(P. Tacchini: "Il passaggio di Venere sul Sole", Palermo, 1875)

Plate measuring machine by Repsold & Sohne, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition at Reunion

Plate measuring machine by Repsold & Sohne, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition at Reunion

This machine was taken on the 1874 expedition to Reunion With this machine the Dutch measured the glass photographic plates made with the photografic telescope.

Repsold & Sohne, Berlin, 1873

Museum...

Refracting telescope by C.A. Steinheil, Munich 1856

Refracting telescope by C.A. Steinheil, Munich 1856

The telescope in Muddapur, India, ready to be used by Pietro Tacchini (1838-1905). In 1874 he led an Italian expedition for the Venus transit. Although Bologna astronomers were not among the observers...

Refracting telescope by Josef Fraunhofer , used to observe the 1874 and 1882 transits (on the right)

Refracting telescope by Josef Fraunhofer , used to observe the 1874 and 1882 transits (on the right)

This refracting telescope (Inventory-Number CIf10) was aquired by the Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon (Dresden, Germany) from Bergrath Gehlen of Leipzig in 1823.

It was taken on German expedition...

Sidereal Clock

Sidereal Clock

Sidereal clock (regulator) marked "E. Howard & Co., Boston".

This was one of eight precise sidereal clocks made for the American Transit of Venus expeditions of 1874. It was also used by Albert Mi...

Spectroscopic images from the Italian transit expedition to India, 1874

Spectroscopic images from the Italian transit expedition to India, 1874

The Italian astronomer Pietro Tacchini included spectroscopy as part of the observational programme of the expedition at Muddapur, India in 1874. This plate of coloured lithographic images comes from ...

Transit, Astronomical

Transit, Astronomical

"Broken" transit instrument, made in New York by Stackpole & Brother. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical instruments built for the United States' expedition...

Transit, Astronomical

Transit, Astronomical

"Broken" transit instrument, made by Stackpole and Brother of New York. Transferred from the U.S. Naval Observatory.

This is one of eight identical instruments that the Stackpole firm built for the...

Venus transit model by W. Boosman, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition to Reunion

Venus transit model by W. Boosman, used for the 1874 Dutch expedition to Reunion

Frederik Kaiser, the director of the Leiden Observatory, had two models of the Venus transit made. These were used for training the observers, especially when Venus is entering the sun.

Willem Boosm...

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