8.25-inch Cooke refractor, 19th century

8.25-inch Cooke refractor, 19th century

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: 8.25-inch Cooke refractor. This telescope was housed at the Fernhill Observatory, on the Isle of Wight, England. It was made by the company found by the British instrument maker Thomas Cooke (1807-1868). Artwork from 'Handbook of Descriptive and Practical Astronomy' (George Frederick Chambers, 1890 fourth edition).

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