Telescope Eyepiece from Great Rosse Telescope, 1845-1850

Made:
1845-1850 in Birr
maker:
William Parsons

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Original eyepiece (power about X280) from the Great Rosse Telescope, the 'Leviathan of Parsonstown' built by the Third Earl of Rosse at Birr in Ireland, 1844/45.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1914-853
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass
type:
eyepieces
taxonomy:
  • components
credit:
Lord Rosse (5th Earl)
status:
Permanent collection

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