Scarborough once had the 3rd largest telescope in Britain

 

The 15.5 inch f15 Cook refractor telescope was in an observatory built in 1885 on Londesborough Road in Scarborough.  James Wigglesworth (1825-1889), a businessman and amateur astronomer had the 30 foot dome built in the same year that he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. The observatory was staffed by Wigglesworth's German observer, J. Gerhard Lohse. They determined the positions of 20 nebulae between 1885 and 1887.

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http://www.oldhamoptical.com/#!wigglesworth/cu8z​


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