30 cm (12 inch)
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This telescope was never in South Africa. David Gill in Scotland used it.The importanceof the telescope is that Gill made it himself and that it helped to start him on his career.
Aberdeen Scotland (private Observatory)
Calton Hill Observatory (Scotland?)
Declared Historical Instrument.
Aperture: 12 inch (30.4 cm)
Focal Length: 10 feet (304.8 cm)
Mirror: Silvered Speculum
Mounting: Made by Gill.
Manufacturer: David Gill
- Moore, P. & Collins, P., Astronomy in Southern Africa, p. 73. (General Source)