Temporary observatory for pendulum observations, Sumatra by unknown

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Title:
Temporary observatory for pendulum observations, Sumatra
Artist:
unknown
Product code:
RS-10687
Edition type:
Open edition
Copyright:
© The Royal Society

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Plan of a tent observatory used for pendulum observations, indicating the location of main instruments (clock, pendulum, telescope and transit instrument) and the masonry pillar for mounting the pendulum clock. Inscribed: 'Plan of the Observatory' Figure no.3 from Report of the length of the pendulum at the equator...made on an expedition...from the observatory at Madras..., by John Goldingham (Madras, 1824). Scale 1 inch: 2 feet. Original painting pasted onto a backing sheet. Not signed. Paper watermarked: 'J. Whatman 1817'. John Goldingham (c.1766-1849) British astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1808.

Original: ink and watercolour on paper. ca. 1824

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