Thursday, 4 June 2009

June 1894

The altazimuth telescope designed by George Biddell Airy, from E. Walter Maunder's 'The Royal Observatory, Greenwich: a Glance at its History and Work' (1900).Mr Crommelin reported that the levels of the Altazimuth were very erratic. Mr Crommelin, Mr Niblett & I examined it. The top pivot & bearing of the central axis seemed worn & rusty. Reported it to the Astronomer Royal. – Pivot turned, & new bearings made by Messrs Troughton & Simms.

Frank Dyson, Chief Assistant

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