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Merz telescopes at the University Observatory in Christiania, Norway (2019)


Four telescopes with optics by Merz in Munich were acquired for the University Observatory in Christiania between 1840 and 1882. Two had equatorial mountings by Merz, one by Repsold, and one by Olsen. We describe the acquisition process from correspondence located in archives and libraries. The observing programs are outlined from publications in Norwegian and German, highlighting some results obtained with these instruments.

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Authors & Contributors
Orchiston, Wayne
Bònoli, Fabrizio
Bucciantini, Massimo
Camerota, Michele
Chinnici, Ileana
Gargano, Mauro
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Journal for the History of Astronomy
British Journal for the History of Science
Museum History Journal
Harvard University Press
Museum of Victoria
Louwman Collection of Historic Telescopes
Self-published by the author
Instruments, astronomical
Astronomical observatories
Scientific apparatus and instruments
Correspondence and corresponding
Foucault, Jean Bernard Léon
Galilei, Galileo
Hirsch, Adolphe
Secretan, Marc François Louis
Delisle, Joseph-Nicolas
Joseph Thomas Ward (25 January 1862 – 4 January 1927)
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
18th century
17th century
20th century, early
16th century
New Zealand
Bologna (Italy)
Great Britain
Berlin (Germany)
Lick Observatory
Pulkovo Observatory
Royal Astronomical Society
Observatorio Astronómico Nacional de Chile
Osservatorio astronomico universitario di Bologna
Washburn Observatory

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