Design sketch for the Great Melbourne Telescope James Nasmyth
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Design sketch for the Great Melbourne Telescope
Rough elevation of an equatorially-mounted reflecting telescope supported by a cast iron frame. An observer is shown seated on a platform at the top of the tube. The sketch is part of a letter written from Nasmyth's Bridgewater Foundry at Patricroft, Manchester to the Earl of Rosse, discussing design ideas for the "Great [Melbourne] Telescope". With a pencil inscription upper left "wood cut width to size of paper".
Original: ink on paper. 1852
- Image reference: RS-9288
- The Royal Society
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