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Reference numberPT/62/8
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'On the construction of specula of six feet aperture; and a selection of observations of nebulae made therewith' by the Earl of Rosse [William Parsons]
Date[1861]
DescriptionPaper describing the reflecting telescope of a six-foot aperture at Birr Castle, Parsonstown, Ireland, then the largest reflecting telescope in the world. Also, observations made using the instrument and guided by Sir John Herschel's catalogue of nebulae. 208 manuscript pages including 39 figures and 23 separate plates

Subject: Scientific Instruments / Astronomy

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'On the construction of specula of six-feet aperture; and a selection from the observations of nebulæ made with them'.

Received by the Royal Society on 5 June 1861. Read 20 June 1861.

Abstract published in Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], Volume 11, 1862.
Extent226p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1860.0078
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1861.0029
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Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA8084Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse1800 - 1867
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