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Image number: RS.11516
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Ångström pyrheliometer

Date

ca.1910

Creator

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923, British), Meteorologist

Object type

Archive reference number

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 74mm
width (print): 102mm
height (paper support): 253mm
width (paper support): 220mm

Subject

Content object

Description

Pyrheliometer for measuring direct sunlight duration and intensity used at Eskdalemuir Observatory. The instrument was designed by Anders Jonas Ångström (1814-1874). Captioned ‘Ångström Pyrheliometer. Instrument set up on tower’.

Eskdalemuir Observatory was constructed in 1904 to make geomagnetic and other observations. It was sufficiently remote (located near Eskdalemuir, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland) to be free from electrical interference. Many of the instruments had originally been located at Kew Observatory

Albert Edgar Gendle (1886-1923) was Clerk Assistant to the Eskdalemuir Observatory until 1913, having worked as a boy at Kew Observatory. He then joined the Meteorological Office before becoming a lieutenant in the Royal Air Force in 1919. He was killed near Baghdad, Iraq, in 1923.

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