Thursday 11 August 2022

Queen Victoria, a Comet and a Cooke

 Comet Tebbutt which was discovered by the Australian astronomer John Tebbutt graced the skies during the summer of 1861 over Europe.

 Among the people who observed this comet from Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight were Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and the future King Edward VII, the telescope which they used was a 5.25 inch refractor was made by Thomas Cooke & Sons of York.

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