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The 28-inch Refractor Telescope, 1893.The 28-inch Refractor Telescope, 1893.
The 28-inch Refractor Telescope, 1893.

© National Maritime Museum, London

Repro ID: D0887_1
Title: The 28-inch Refractor Telescope, 1893.
Description: The 28-inch refractor telescope is the largest of its kind in the UK and the seventh largest in the world. Completed in 1893 as a replacement for the 12¾ inch Merz that originally occupied its position, it was commissioned in 1885 by William Christie, Astronomer Royal between 1881 and 1911. It was designed to keep the Royal Observatory at the forefront of contemporary astronomy and more active in the growing disciplines of astrophysics and photography.
Creator: Howard Grubb
Date: Unknown
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London


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