Monday 18 March 2024

Eli Shaw and his Cooke telescope in Barnsley

 I have come across Eli Shaw1821-1869 who was a self taught mechanic from Barnsley.

He had a Thomas Cooke & Sons 3 feet achromatic telescope. I would assume that this would have a lens of around 3 inches but I have no definite proof of that just the length of the telescope to go by. He observed the Sun, Moon and planets.

He made his own reflecting telescope, I do not know the size of this instrument. He also made his own astronomical clock. On his death he left a large scientific library and various scientific instruments.

This I am afraid is is all the information I have on Eli Shaw


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