Saturday 1 January 2022

Thomas Cooke & Sons and John Couch Adams


Thomas Cooke & Sons of York had a number of celebrated of customers. 

In 1859 John Couch Adams of the discovery of Neptune fame ordered a universal portable equatorial stand of best construction to carry a telescope of 3.5 inch aperture.

As far as I know the telescope was not a Cooke, but I do not have any further information regarding this telescope. Maybe if he had it in 1846 he could have looked for the planet we now call Neptune!!

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