Reference numberMS/257/2/338
Alternative reference numberSa.720
Previous numbersES2/69/720
TitleLetter from [William Stephen] Jacob, Madras Observatory, [Chennai] to [Thomas Romney] Robinson
Date13 March 1850
DescriptionJacob expresses regret to learn Robinson’s proposal to the British Association to send a large reflector to the Cape of Good Hope to observe the southern nebula is not ‘likely’ to go ahead as it will be seen to ‘interfere’ with meridional observations. Jacob’s puts in a ‘claim’ for a large reflector on behalf of India. Describes the advantages of having such an instrument in India including the optimal atmosphere and suggests different cities.
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA2440Robinson; Thomas Romney (1792 - 1882)1792 - 1882
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