Meudon Grand Lunette observatory

Meudon Grand Lunette observatory

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Postcard showing a view of the Meudon Grand Lunette Observatory, near Paris, France. The building hosts a 82cm refractor optical telescope which was built in 1891 by Paul Gautier and the brothers Paul and Prosper Henry. The mechanical structure of the telescope was designed by the French engineer Gustav Eiffel.

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