Refracting telescope of 3 3/4-inch aperture and 5-

Made:
1797 in London
maker:
Peter and John Dollond
and
J. & E. Troughton

Refracting telescope of 3 3/4-inch aperture and 5-foot focal length on English type equatorial mounting. Built in 1797 for Captain Huddart, Highbury, London with optics by Peter & John Dollond and mounting by Troughton. In 1816 it was acquired by Sir James South who used it with Sir John Herschel to observe double stars.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1918-170
Materials:
brass, glass, iron and silver
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
  • astronomical instrument
credit:
Mr William Woodard

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