Thursday 2 December 2021

Joseph Gledhill, Jupiter and a Cooke


Joseph Gledhill astronomy assistant to Edward Crossley at the Park Road Observatory in Halifax and using the 9.3 inch Cooke telescope observed Jupiter from November 4th 1869 until December 31st 1869. He observed the Great Southern Ellipse which was easily visible on November 11th 1869.

The 9.3 inch Cooke is still in use today at the Carter Observatory in New Zealand.

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