Franklin-Adams twin telescope
6 & 7 inch
Summary; History; Current; Technical; Sources; Links; Gallery:
- John Franklin-Adams, a wealthy English amateur, gave this telescope as a gift to the Republic Observatory (then known as Government Meteorological Observatory). It was known as the twin telescope because it had two telescopes (6 inch and 7 inch) on the same mounting.
- During 1962 -1964 a new office block with a library was erected with two domes on its roof. The Reunert and Franklin Adam twin telescopes were moved here. [Hers]
Republic Observatory 1912 –
Republic Observatory 1912-
6 inch Telescope:
Type: photo-visual refractor
Aperture: 6 inch (15.2 cm)
7 inch Telescope:
Type: visual refractor
Aperture: 7 inch (17.7 cm)
Link to the Main Bibliography Section and more information about Sources.
- Hers, J., The History of the Transvaal Observatory. 1, 2 & 3, MNASSA, Vol. 46, Nos. 1 & 2 [Feb], 3 & 4 [April], 5 & 6 [June], 1987 (As well as personal communications between Hers and Smits)
- Moore, P. & Collins, P., Astronomy in Southern Africa, p. 98 (General Source)
Twin Telescope with Danie Smuts.
Source: ASSA Archive, Jan Hers collection