Engineer transit telescope

Title

Engineer transit telescope

Subject

Astronomy
Navigation
Surveying
Measuring instruments

Description

Metal, glass, wood

There are two transits. The first is transit includes compass and is marked no. 898. Objective is 1-inch diameter and tube is 8” long. One frosted glass shade is missing.

The second transit is marked no. 862 and comes with a striding level. There is a later aluminum bracket attached to the transit. It also has a 1-inch objective and 20-inch focal length.

Creator

P & R Wittstock, Berlin, Germany

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

1905-1906

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright by Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Identifier

University of Illinois Observatory Collection A114, A115
University ID 016649 obs10, 016650, obs9

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

P & R Wittstock transit
DSCN0027.JPG
DSCN0023.JPG
DSCN0034.JPG
DSCN0036.JPG

Collection

Citation

P & R Wittstock, Berlin, Germany, “Engineer transit telescope,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed August 16, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/13.