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Negative - 8-inch Refracting Telescope, Thomas Cooke & Sons, Adelaide Observatory, South Australia, circa 1880s Image Reg. No: MM 068176

Probably the 8 inch refracting telescope, built by Thomas Cooke & Sons, York, Yorkshire, and erected at Adelaide Observatory, 1874.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: astronomy, great melbourne telescope, observatories, telescopes
Themes this item is part of: Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: ASTRONOMY
Secondary Classification: Research
Tertiary Classification: telescopes
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Adelaide Observatory, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1874-1890
Maker of Item Depicted: T. Cooke & Sons, York, Yorkshire, England, Great Britain, 1874

The 8-Inch Refracting Telescope by Thomas Cooke & Sons at the Adelaide Observatory was installed under director Charles Todd to observe the 1874 transit of Venus.
References: The transit of venus website: http://www.transitofvenus.nl/history.html, viewed 04/01/2010.

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