Institute of Astronomy

Telescopes and Instruments

36 inch reflector, 1956-9. 22x30cm.
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Cambridge Observatories 36 inch telescope with 3 channel photometer, looking southwards late 1950s. 17x21 cm.
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36 inch Telescope, c.1956. 15x18cm.
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The Star Spectroscope made by J. A. Brashear for Lick Observatory, California (late 19th cent.)
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Cambridge Observatories, heliostat of solar tunnel, photograph by Derek H.P. Jones, September 1957  DSpace

Cambridge Observatory Transit Circle, presumably in Thomas Cooke and Son workshop, York, 1870.
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The Cambridge machine for measuring celestial photographs (see A.R. Hinks, MNRAS 61, 444).
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Grating Spectroscope attached to the 25inch equatorial of the Cambridge Observatory.
CO/39/D.3.12

Mounted photo of tube of 'new' 36inch reflector of Cambridge Observatories. Mid 1950's.
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Cambridge Observatory, Transit Circle, 1896. Photograph by Messrs Stearn, Cambridge, 21x27cm.
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Cambridge Observatory Transit Circle of 1870, taken c.1900.
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Twenty Inch Equatorial of the Chamberlin Observatory, Denver, Colorado. Designed and built by G.N. Sagemuller, Washington
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Thomas Cooke & Sons of York, refracting telescope on German equatorial mount (1871).
2 copies of mounted print 34x48 cm.
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Approximately 8 inch Telescope in Thomas Cooke and Sons workshop, York, circa 1891.
2 photographs, each 25x30 cm.
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Fixed equatorial telescope, with object glass of 10 inches aperture class 1.
Forming an illustration to T. Cooke & Sons trade catalogue of 1883.
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Mr Cooper's Great Achromatic Telescope, Markree Ireland, 1834
Printed but with short MS note from Cooper to Whewell.
21x34 cm.
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Sketch by Joseph Gwilt (1784-1863) of the large equatorial belonging to E. J. Cooper Esq. (1798-1863) at Markree, Co. Sligo.
28x38 cm.
TOO/11/1/D.2.12 DSpace

Eldridge, W.
Engraving of the temporary mounting of E. J. Cooper's Achromatic Refracting Telescope. Possibly 1831.
Printed by Engelmann & Co. 28x37 cm.
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Dolland Transit Circle
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The Great Dorpat Refractor, 1824
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W.H. Steavenson, photograph with Greenwich 28-inch refractor, c.1927
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Grosser Refractor at the Astrophysics Observatory, Potsdam. Mounted print 28x38 cm.
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Sir Howard Grubb, Dublin, drawing of equatorial coude Cambridge Observatory. 60x68 cm. (1895)
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Sir Howard Grubb, Dublin, drawing of equatorial coude Cambridge Observatory. 50x53 cm. (1897)
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Hartness Turret Telescope, Springfield Vermont, c.1935
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William Herschel's 20ft reflecting telescope 1794
TOO/16/D.2.12
HIN430 (framed) DSpace

William Herschel's 40ft reflecting telescope 1787
Drawn by J. Bunce and engraved by J. Walker. 44x61 cm.
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Discovery photograph of Herschels telescope 40ft mirror underneath a staircase at Observatory House, Slough on 3 march 1927 by W.H. Steavenson
2 copies (one signed by Steavenson) 163x214 mm.
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Steavenson, W. H. Original Negatives of Herschel instruments at taken at Observatory House, Slough, circa 1927. 165x120 mm.
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The [Huggins] twin equatorial. Reproduced from: Chambers 'Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy' 4th ed. Volume 2 (1890) in the Library at E.29.1 CO/52-D.3.12

36 inch Equatorial, Lick Observatory, 1886 (photographed by H.E. Mathews)
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The Meridian Instrument, Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, near San Jose, 1888
B/W photograph by H.E. Mathews, mounted 28x23 cm. B2422 in series.
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R.S. Newall's Telescope, at Ferndene, Gateshead
A series of photographs taken in 1872.
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R.S. Newall's Telescope tested in Gateshead, 1889

Demolition of Newall Dome with 25inch Refractor, 1957
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Interior of Newall Telescope, view from East
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Northumberland Telescope (undated) taken from east side. b/w photographic print 210x300mm. HIN502/D.3.12

Sketch of proposed declination clamp and RA circle for Northumberland telescope.
G.8.3

Exterior of Northumberland dome
(from pl. VIII of G.B. Airy 'Account of the Northumberland Equatoreal and dome attached to the Cambridge Observatory' Cambridge University Press, 1844)
Rare Books E.10.5
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North and South section of Northumberland dome
(from pl. XIX of G.B. Airy 'Account of the Northumberland Equatoreal and dome attached to the Cambridge Observatory' Cambridge University Press, 1844) DSpace

2M Universal Reflecting Telescope at the Karl Schwarzchild Observatory
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Microphotographs of the focal images of the 15-18 inch Schmidt Cassegrain Telescope at St. Andrews University Observatory, 1955-60
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Sheepshanks Telescope. Cambridge Observatory. First half of 20th Century
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Sheepshanks Telescope, 1898-1959 various views
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Sheepshanks Telescope. Workmen digging foundations, circa 1898. 18x12cm.
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Sheepshanks Telescope. Workmen installing telescope, circa 1898. 12x18cm.
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Sheepshanks Telescope. Workmen with foundations, circa 1898. 12x18cm.
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The tube of the Sheepshanks Telescope, disconnected at the elbow to show the mounting of the flat
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Siderostat removed from Cambridge Hut in 1989 and stored at Lords Bridge
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36 inch Reflector (also known as 3-foot  telescope) in Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington c.1911
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36inch telescope at the Solar Physics Observatory, Cambridge, c.1930
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Laboratory spectrograph of the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington. (early 1900's)
Photographic print 46x31 cm.
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Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co. spectrohelioscope at the Solar Physics Observatory, South Kensington. (installed 1902)
Photographic print 46x36 cm.
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Diagram of spectrometer made in 1959 in observatory workshop
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Various spectroscopes in use at the Solar Physics Observatory. (1890-1910 era)
Four photographs mounted on board 56x46 cm.
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The 90 inch reflector of Steward Observatory at its Kitt Peak Station, 1969
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The Three Mirror Telescope, Institute of Astronomy, 1991. Photographed by R. Sword.
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Unidentified Refractor, Late 19th Century
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The Victoria Telescope at the Cape Observatory, c. 1897
b/w photograph, mounted 34x36 cm.
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Spectrograph from Warner Observatory, Rochester, New York, c.1900
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W.H. Steavenson photographed with the Yerkes 40 inch telescope, 1928
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TOO/25/D.2.12 (George Van Biesbroeck)

Prism Spectrograph on 40 inch Refractor, Yerkes
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