|Title||Manuscript, '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]|
|Description||Paper describing the reflecting telescope of 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.|
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.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1861.0029|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/4/219|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA8084||Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse||1800 - 1867|