On this day in 1710 - June 10th - Scottish telescope maker and astronomer James Short was born.
Short produced the first telescopes with nearly distortionless mirrors, and was the principal British collator and computer of the 'Transit of Venus' observations made throughout the world on 6 June 1761.
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