Heliometer by Utzschneider & Fraunhofer, used by Auwers for the 1874 transit and by Schrader and Clauss for the 1882 transit
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Sign.: Utzschneider und Fraunhofer Benedictbeuern
According to signature constructed before 1819.
L: 600mm; B: 600mm; H: 1500mm
Given to the Deutsches Museum in 1942. According to the description then given to the Museum by the Observatory of Hamburg it was bought in 1826 for 100 Louis d'Or; the instrument was used in 1874 by Auwers at Luxor (Egypt) and 1882 in Southern Georgia. This is confirmed by an article from Auwers in "Astronomische Nachrichten" (128, 1891), see especially p. 363 and p.371.
Object contributed by Deutsches Museum