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A.S.S.A. Pretoria  telescope

30 cm (12 inch)

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Summary; History; Current; Technical; Sources; Links; Gallery:


In brief
Important Contributions:Description

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The amateurs of A.S.S.A erected this telescope on the grounds of
Radcliffe Observatory. When Radcliffe closed down, the telescope was moved  to a school ground in Pretoria.


Historical Background
Owner:
Astronomy Society of Southern Africa (A.S.S.A.)
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Where Located:

  • – 1974(?): Radcliffe Observatory
  • 1974(?)  – : School ground in Pretoria (which school?)

Current Information
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Technical Details
Type: Reflector
Aperture: 12 inch (30.4 cm)
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Sources

Link to the Main Bibliography Section and more information about Sources.

Documentation:
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Bibliography:

  • Moore, P. & Collins, P., Astronomy in Southern Africa, pp.118 – 119.  (General Source)

Links

Gallery

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The 12-inch Pretoria Centre Telescope . Written on back of the photograph: “Telescope with original tube. Date and place unknown”
Source: MNASSA

ASSAPta_30c12i_-01r
The telescope at the Pretoria Centre after an upgrade and a new tube, 1977.
Source: MNASSA

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The telescope with J C Bennett at eyepiece. In Bennett’s handwriting, and initialled by him, on the back of the photograph: “With antiquated observer.”
Source: MNASSA,Centrepiece, December 1977.

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The telescope with J C Bennett at eyepiece. In Bennett’s handwriting, and initialled by him, on the back of the photograph: “With antiquated observer.”
Source: MNASSA,Centrepiece, December 1977.