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  • The first stone was laid in April 1563; and finder the king's personal inspection the work rapidly advanced.
  • The tube V, on the contrary, is attached to the cradle, and merely forms a support for the finder Q, the handles at f and p, and the moving ring P. The latter gives quick motion in position angle; the handles at p clamp and give slow motion in position angle, those at f clamp and give slow motion in right ascension and declination.
  • (e) A position-micrometer is attached to the finder to enable the observer to select comparison stars for observation with some unexpected object.
  • Directing the finder to the comet, he has at once in the field of view all available comparison stars.
  • Having selected the most suitable one he directs the axis of the finder to the estimated middle point between the comet and the star, turns the finder-micrometer in position angle until the images of comet and star lie symmetrically between the parallel position wires, and then turns the micrometer screw (which moves the distance-wires symmetrically from the centre in opposite directions) till one wire bisects the comet and the other the star.

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