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Potsdam 40 inch refractor

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Observer
James Gage
Time of observation
05/10/2019 - 11:16
Object
Potsdam Refractor
Observing location
Potsdam, Berlin
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Last weekend's International Meteor Conference included a wonderful visit to see the observatories at Potsdam, Berlin. Now fully restored except for the lenses, this telescope was one of the central role figures in early spectroscopy. Names like Swarzchild, Hartmann, Einstein and others line the walls. I chose to photograph the telescope from an artistic point of view. I highly reccomend a visit!

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