Refracting telescope by C.A. Steinheil, Munich 1856

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Refracting telescope by C.A. Steinheil, Munich 1856

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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, the Observatory lent the telescope by Steinheil (walnut, brass and iron - focal length 260 cm, diameter of object lens 16.5 cm, length of tube 256 cm).

(courtesy INAF - Osservatorio astronomico di Palermo)

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Object contributed by Museo della Specola, Department of Astronomy, Universit? di Bologna

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