Newtonian Reflecting Telescope with eight inch mirror

Made:
1812 in Slough
maker:
William Herschel

Newtonian reflecting telescope with an 8-inch speculum mirror of 10-foot focal length, with mahogany tube and altazimuth stand, made by Sir William Herschel for the Radcliffe Observatory in 1812.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1935-5 Pt1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron and mahogany (wood)
Measurements:
overall (min): 2 m x 3 m
overall (max): 3 m x 2 m
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • component - object
credit:
Trustees of Dr. John Radcliffe