It is made from speculum, an alloy of copper and tin.
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The mirror is centimetres in diameter with a focal length of 9. The equatorial mount of the telescope compensated for the rotation of the Earth, easily allowing it to follow an object across the sky.
The Great Melbourne Telescope remained the largest equatorially mounted instrument for several decades and was used to observe the skies of the Southern Hemisphere. This image is not available for purchase in your country.
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These inspiring talks are fundraising events for the Friends of the Gallery and begin at am with coffee, tea and scones in the Gallery before an illustrated lecture at Erected at the Melbourne Observatory in , it was the second largest reflecting telescope in the world at the time and the largest steerable telescope in the world for decades. Add to Calendar.
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