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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 9 for 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. Study of the crane carrying the eastern counterpoise of the great telescope. The image shows the guide wheel, pulley system and other features; to the right of the image is the main tube of the telescope almost at zenith.
Original: albumen print. ca. 1861
- Image ref: RS-9087
- The Royal Society