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Astronomical Instruments

Nature volume 162, page 176 (31 July 1948) | Download Citation



SIR HOWARD GRUBB, PARSONS AND Co. have issued a catalogue of some of the astronomical equipment designed and manufactured by the Company. The photographs and illustrations are arranged in sections as follows : reflectors, refractors, domes, driving mechanism, breechpieces, transits, coelostats, objectives and mirrors, and also "In the Workshops". The illustrations do not represent in every detail the latest design practice because advances in engineering technique during the War are now applicable in some cases to the design of astronomical equipment. At the end of the book there is a list of the large telescopes-twelve altogether-manufactured by the Company between 1927 and 1947.

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