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)
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...