The domes at Mill Hill Observatory in October 2002. The nearer dome
on the right contains a 24" Ritchey-Chretien and behind that is the
Radcliffe dome containing twin refractors, an 18" refractor for
visual observing combined with a 24" refractor now used for CCD
imaging (see below). In the three smaller domes to the left are an 8" Fry
refractor and some LX200's.
The twin refractors of the Radcliffe telescope
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The X-Y measuring machine (below) was located on the ground floor of
the white building to the right during 1976 - 1985.
The X-Y measuring machine in 2002, made by The Precision Tool &
Instrument Co. Ltd, Thornton Heath, used to measure astrometric
positions from negatives in the late 1970's and early 80's.
This picture from Autumn 1977, courtesy of Robin Scagell was taken
while I was measuring images from Brian Manning of C/1977 R1 Comet
Kohler = 1977m. (My hair is a bit shorter these days!)