The Great Equatorial Telescope in the Dome, Greenwich Observatory

This hand-coloured print is of the Great Equatorial Telescope (the Merz 12.8-inch visual refractor) at Greenwich in the dome subsequently occupied by the 28-inch visual refractor [AST0932]. This print appeared in Walter Thornbury's 'Old and New London' (6 vols, 1872-78), vol. 6, p. 223.

The print is mounted in a glass-fronted Hogarth frame in brown and gold.

The print is from a drawing by L. Cornellisen, engraved by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, circa 1870.

Object Details

ID: AST0019
Collection: Astronomical and navigational instruments
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: 1870s; 1879-85
Exhibition: Unseen: The Lives of Looking by Dryden Goodwin
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 15 mm x 240 mm x 260 mm

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