image MS_257_1111
Image number: RS.9290
Credit: © The Royal Society

The Great Melbourne Telescope

Date

1867

Object type

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 212mm
width (print): 159mm

Subject

Content object

Description

The 48-inch reflecting telescope, designed by Thomas Grubb, seen erected at Grubb’s works at Rathmines in Dublin, Ireland. A workman takes up the observer’s position, sitting in a temporary chair observer. The telescope was tested at the Grubb works before being sent to the Melbourne Observatory, Australia, to become operational in 1869.

Inscribed verso in pencil: “? Melbourne telescope”.

Associated place

<The World>
   > Europe
      > Ireland
<The World>
   > Oceania
      > Australia