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Product images of Lord Rosse's telescope at Birr Castle, Ireland
Product details Lord Rosse's telescope at Birr Castle, Ireland
Lord Rosse's telescope at Birr Castle, Ireland
Stereoscopic photograph used to produce Plate 24 figure 5 from the paper "On the construction of specula of six-feet aperture; and a selection from the observations of nebulae made with them", by William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 151 (1861) pp.681-746. The great telescope seen from the south-east, the stage of the first gallery slightly raised. The instrument's scale is demonstrated by groups of figures: to the right of the telescope as viewed, the Earl of Rosse stands with two of his children; to the left of the instrument two gentlemen stand on a raised platform.
Original: albumen print. ca. 1857
- Image ref: RS-9081
- The Royal Society