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Photograph - Reflecting Telescope Erected by Andrew Ainslie Common, Astronomer, Ealing, England, circa 1880 Image Reg. No: MM 040017

Summary:
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.
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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, 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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