Re: Russian Astronomical Theodolite (fwd)

Alphonse POUPLIER (alphonse.pouplier@skynet.be)
Fri, 19 Dec 1997 20:01:20 +0100 (MET)

>>I just acquired a Russian astronomical theodolite which was used, I am
>>told, for satellite tracking. It is described as being made by the Moscow
>>Central Nautical Scientific Institute, model 80M3 (the '8' is really a
>>backwards E), 1971, sn 361. The main 'scope has a 55mm objective with a
>>couple of eyepieces, 45x and 56x. There is a 30x finder 'scope, Filar
>>microscopes to read the horizontal rotation to 1 arc second(!) and the
>>vertical to 5. It's a giant instrument. The machine and its 2 large fitted
>>oak cases weighs 80 Kg. Everything seems to operate well.

There is a description with photographs of the
video tripod I use, in my home page.
It's another kind of theodolite...
Click on
TRACKING OF ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES WITH A VIDEO TRIPOD

My pleasure, avec plaisir, Alphonse   URL:http://users.skynet.be/alphonse/
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