Observatory of the University of Ghent, Belgium
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:06 AM
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:25 AM
What is the refractor in the lab room?
Last question, have you been to it? I have been to Ghent visiting friends - may actually go again this summer...for another reason!
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:34 AM
There is a special website (http://www.rug-a-pie..._telescoop.html) about the historical telescope.
It's a 9" Steinheil.
No idea about the telescope in the lab room. Contacted the people of the observatory for more information.
Ghent is nearby from where I live. Would be nice to go together.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:42 AM
Thank you for the link also.
Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:29 AM
waarvoor dient dit instrument? graag uw reactie!
= What is this instrument?like your comment!
That is a Solar intensity or Sun shine recorder. I forget the exact latin name for it. As the sun moves across the sky, the lens records the amount of sunlight present against time of day by burning a varying stripe across graph paper held in the semicircular part. Here is a better photo of a similar solar incidince recorder
Sunshine recorders use solar cells today. There are a lot of meterorlogical instruments at the observitory. wonderful place, they seem to appreciate the classics while also making room for a meade. Wish I had that Siderial grandfather clock.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:17 AM
But the observatory in the heart of Gent probably also houses a refractor made by Dutch ATM Piet G. Meesters (could anyone confirm? - see right in lower photo).
Both beautiful classic refractors/instruments
Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:14 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:00 PM
That's a very beautiful Meester's.
Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:27 PM
Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:26 PM
Never heard of this brand.
Interesting scope. Would love to see it for real.
Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:11 AM
Posted 24 February 2013 - 04:16 AM
Of course they could insure it at the value/cost of a new replacement refractor & mount (let's say Euro 2500.00)
Posted 26 April 2014 - 06:01 AM
Medio October 2014, the 23 cm Monckhoven refractor will be operational again at the Volkssterrenwacht Armand Pien in Gent for the general public...