Reference numberPT/62/8/63
Previous numbersPT/62/8/14
TitlePhotographs, Lord Rosse's telescope at Birr Castle, Ireland, by [Mary Parsons, Countess of Rosse?] and unkown artist[s]
DescriptionReduced versions of images and cut stereoscopic views of the telescope arranged on a backing board for the engraver. The images are numbered and overwritten with key letters in ink. The paper contained larger versions of most of these images, however figures 10-11 [universal joint bearing the main tube] are only present on this collected sheet. Engraved versions of these photographs were published in William Parsons' paper as figures 1-11 from plate 24.

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.
Physical descriptionAlbumen prints, ink on paper, mounted on card and a backing board
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1861.0029
DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1860.0078
Related records in the cataloguePT/62/8
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8084Parsons; William (1800 - 1867); 3rd Earl of Rosse1800 - 1867
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