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Item Details
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Title
Heliostatic mounting, hinge bracket with square plate with rotating aperture
Heliostatic mounting
Work Type
Optics
Date
1795-1805
Material
brass (copper, zinc alloy); bronze (copper, tin alloy); copper (alloy); iron; speculum metal; wood (unidentified)
Measurements
overall: 165 mm x 175 mm x 150 mm, , 2.35kg
Description
Heliostatic mounting, hinge bracket with square plate with rotating aperture, mounted with oval, flat speculum mirror. Used by William Herschel in the first investigations of the solar spectrum beyond the visible region, when he discovered infrared radiation (See note)
ID Number
co3619
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_1876_0566__0006_.jpg
SSID
26229888

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