All my Eye
Astronomy, Discovery, Light, Instruments
Discusses an extract from a report describing how the late astronomer, Hermann Goldschmidt, discovered the 'telescopic planets' using a 'common opera-glass'. Doubts the plausibility of this story, pointing out that a common opera-glass can only enable the astronomer to 'make observations on certain histrionic Stars', not planets.
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