This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Sheepshanks telescope, Cambridge

Sheepshanks telescope, Cambridge

R102/0229

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Sheepshanks telescope at the Cambridge University Observatory, England. Also known as the 12.5-inch telescope, this is a coude telescope on an equatorial mount. It was built by the telescope manufacturers Grubb, and installed in 1898. It is a refractor telescope, with the light designed to enter the telescope barrel and then be refracted upwards towards the observer inside the building at upper right. It is named the Sheepshank telescope after the British astronomer Richard Sheepshank (1794-1855), who worked at Cambridge University, and his sister, Anne, who set up a legacy in his memory. This legacy was used to purchase this telescope.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}