Kensington Telescope
(1884-present)

thing and telescope

Aged 137

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Christine Matthews on Geograph

Kensington Telescope (1884). The Kensington refracting telescope comprises a 10-inch main viewing tube and a camera fitted with an objective prism. The instrument was used to study star spectra leading Sir Norman Lockyer to propose that stars had a life cycle of change. The telescope marks the start of modern astrophysics research.

Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where it sited