Transit Telescope

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A transit telescope is a special purpose telescope mounted so as to allow it to be pointed only at objects in the sky crossing the local meridian, an event known as a transit. These telescopes rely on the rotation of the Earth to bring objects into their field of view.


Mary Mapes Dodge St. Nicholas: An Illustrated Magazine for Young Folks Volume XXXIV (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1907)


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Large GIF

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Medium GIF

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Small GIF

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