Portrait of astronomer William Parsons

Portrait of astronomer William Parsons

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Caption: William Parsons. Portrait of British astronomer and obsessive telescope-maker William Parsons (1800-67), 3rd Earl of Rose. Parsons' "Leviathan" telescope of 1845 had a six foot diameter mirror. His studies of nebulae were valuable, but the climate of Birr Castle limited observational work.

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