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Photograph - 8-inch Refracting Telescope, Thomas Cooke & Sons, Adelaide Observatory, South Australia, circa 1880s Reg. No: MM 040181
- The 8 inch refracting telescope, built by Thomas Cooke & Sons, York, Yorkshire, and erected at Adelaide Observatory, 1874.
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:
- Unidentified refracting telescope.
|Tagged with:||astronomy, observatories, telescopes|
|Themes this item is part of:||Melbourne Observatory Collection, Science & Measurement Collection|
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Adelaide Observatory, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 1874-1899|
|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.|