Instrument for observing zodiacal light Charles Piazzi Smyth
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Instrument for observing zodiacal light
View of an equatorial instrument for observing zodiacal light. Illustration from the unpublished paper "Attempt to apply instrumental measurement to the zodiacal light...", by Charles Piazzi Smyth. The paper was written or completed on 25 March 1848 and received by the Royal Society on 13 April. It contained an appendix, from which this illustration is drawn: "Appendix...describing a simple equatorial instrument, adapted to and sufficient for its measurement." Inscribed in ink lower right: "Universal Equatorial Instrument for observing the Zodiacal Light."
Original: ink on paper. 1848
- Image reference: RS-10053
- The Royal Society
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