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Photograph - Reflecting Telescope Erected by Andrew Ainslie Common, Astronomer, Ealing, England, circa 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 040020

Reflecting telescope erected by British astronomer Andrew Ainslie Common in the 1870s at Ealing, near London, England. This appears to be his 18 inch reflector, built around 1876.

Photograph in a photograph album used at Melbourne Observatory, late 19th century. The photographs show the main Melbourne Observatory building, Great Melbourne Telescope, 8 inch transit telescope, recording equipment, observatories in other cities and countries, astronomers, astronomical photographs of sun and stars.
Description Of Content:
Reflector telescope in shed in a back yard. Corrugated iron fences. Vegetable garden.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, garden sheds, greenhouses, ladders, observatories, spades, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Ealing, England, Great Britain, circa 1880
User of Item Depicted: Andrew Common, Ealing, England, Great Britain, 1876-1890

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