Transit telescope

Astronomical transit telescope used at the Dominion Observatory. It was designed to flip 180 degrees so that alignment errors of the base were averaged. Used to time the passage of stars across the meridian in order to regulate Canada´s master clocks. Canada Science and Technology Museum

Troughton & Simms, London, England
Canadian Heritage Information Network, Canada Museum of Science and Technology, Musée de la civilisation, Stewart Museum, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, Museum of Health Care at Kingston, University Health Network Artifact Collection, University of Toronto Museum of Scientific Instruments, University of Toronto Museum Studies Program, Suzanne Board, Dr. Randall C. Brooks, Sylvie Toupin, Ana-Laura Baz, Jean-François Gauvin, Betsy Little, Paola Poletto, Dr. James Low, David Kasserra, Kathryn Rumbold, David Pantalony, Dr. Thierry Ruddel, Kim Svendsen
1900 - 1920
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