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    The Great Melbourne Telescope

    Date
    1867
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    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
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.9290
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