Loewy, in the Phil.
96, pp. 735-74 1, Loewy gives an account of an instrument which he calls an "equatorial coude," designed (I) to attain greater stability and so to measure larger angles than is generally possible with the ordinary equatorial; (2) to enable a single astronomer to point the telescope and make observations in any part of the sky without changing his position; (3) to abolish the usual expensive dome, and to substitute a covered shed on wheels (which can be run back at pleasure), leaving the telescope in the open air, the observer alone being sheltered.
Loewy's ial FIG.
- Loewy's Coude Equatorial.
A modification of Loewy's equatorial coude has been suggested by Lindemann (Asir.
3935); it consists in placing both the mirrors of Loewy's "equatorial coude" at the top of the polar axis instead of the lower end of it.
By this arrangement the long cross tube becomes unnecessary, and neither the pier nor the observatory obstruct the view of objects above the horizon near lower transit as is the case in Loewy's form.
The instrument in some respects resembles the equatorial equatorial coude of Loewy, but instead of two mirrors Camp there is only one.
The most extended and elaborate work of this sort yet undertaken is that of Maurice Loewy (1833-1907) and Pierre Puiseux at the Paris observatory, of which the first part was published in 1895.
Loewy and P. Puiseux, Atlas photographique de la lune (Imprimerie Royale, Paris, 1896-1908); W.
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