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Historically, observatories were as simple as containing a sextant (for measuring the distance between stars) or Stonehenge (which has some alignments on astronomical phenomena). Modern astronomical observatories typically contain one or more permanently mounted telescopes contained in buildings with a rotating or removable dome.
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C'est en 1879 qu'est érigée cette coupole dotée d'un télescope de Foucault de très grande qualité. It was in 1879 that this cupola was erected with a Foucault telescope of very high quality.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Occitanie, France

date approved: 4/29/2017

last visited: 12/15/2017

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