Telescope, 11.4 inch equatorial refracting telescope, brass / glass, made by Hugo Schroeder, Hamburg, Germany 1874, used at Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia A telescope, 11.4 inch equatorial refracting telescope, made of brass and glass, which consists of a brass tube painted brown with ends unpainted. Attached to the top of this is another smaller brass tube. A glass lense is fitted in the end of each of the brass tubes with an eye piece at the other. Observatory stock number 4.
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Summary: n 1874, after two years of inquiries, the New South Wales Government Astronomer H. C. Russell acquired a number of new instruments in preparation for the upcoming Transit of Venus. One of these was a new 11.4 inch telescope purchased for the observation of double stars from the optician and instrument maker, Hugo Schroeder.
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