Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Saturday August 4, 1894

Sir Howard Grubb discussed mounting of 26in Thompson photo-equatorial. It was arranged that the 30in reflector should be mounted on other end of decn axis with its axis 6ft from centre.

William Christie, Astronomer Royal
RH says..... These telescopes were the ones being paid for by Sir Henry Thompson to be mounted in the re-sited Lassell dome atop the New Physical Observatory. The 30-inch has now evidentally entered the equation, and the scheme has come a long way since Christie referred to the "proposed" 26-inch telescope back in April.

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