Clockwork drive, for refracting telescope of 5.9-inch aperture

Made:
1829 in England
designer:
Richard Sheepshanks

Clockwork drive designed by the Rev. Sheepshank for refracting telescope of 5.9-inch aperture by Dollond mounted on English type equatorial mounting

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Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1929-949 Pt2
Materials:
brass and steel
Measurements:
Clockwork drive: 1085 mm x 465 mm x 200 mm, 22 kg
type:
telescope drive (mechanical)
taxonomy:
  • component - object
credit:
Royal Observatory, Greenwich

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