Galilean telescope

Made:
1770-1780 in Paris
maker:
Unknown

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Galilean telescope (spyglass) with achromatic object glass, shagreen tube and silver fittings, by ... ldes Porte(r?), Paris, France, c. 1775 (B793). Fitted with multi-power eyepiece and shutter. Dust-cap for object glass missing.

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1983-159
Materials:
fish skin, glass, silver (alloy) and vellum
type:
telescope - terrestrial
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - refracting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Wellcome Trust