Reference numberMOB/049
TitleAzimuth circle by Edward Troughton
ArtistTroughton, Edward
Dateearly 19th century
DescriptionA repeating altitude azimuth circle, comprising a vertical axis, an azimuth circle, an alatazimuth mount and two telescopes. The altazimuth mount allows the telescopes to move along the vertical (altitude) and horizontal (azimuth) axes to aid the mapping of the stars. Manufactured by Edward Troughton and taken to India by Henry Kater for use in the Great Trigonometric Survey.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceExact provenance unknown, possibly presented to the Society by Kater on one of his return trips to London
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
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