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Calotype print of Nasmyth's 20-inch reflecting telescope, 1866

Collection:  SCM - Astronomy
Object Name:  photograph; telescope - reflecting
Maker:  Nasmyth, James, 1808-1890
Place Made:  Cranford, Hounslow, Greater London, England, United Kingdom; Middlesex, England, United Kingdom
Date Made:  1866
Materials:  paper; card; complete
Measurements:  overall: 1.5 x 360 x 340 mm

Description:  One of six calotype prints, showing a 20-inch reflecting telescope with speculum mirror [Nasmyth focus] on a modified altazimuth mounting [see 1933-21] built by James Nasmyth at his Patricroft works, Manchester. Taken by him at of his large house, 'Hammerhurst' near Penshurst in Kent and dated 29th May 1866.

Object Number:  1933-582/1

Credit Line:  Mr D.J. Johnson

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