Incomplete aerial telescope, 1686-1691

Made:
1686-1691 in Amsterdam
maker:
Christiaan Huygens

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Selection of components for Huygens's 210-Foot aerial telescope. The objective lens for the instrument has been retained by the Royal Society along with 2 other Huygens lenses. The component parts consist of an iron cylinder with wooden spar to carry the main object glass lens along with 4 eyepieces of 10 inch, 7 1/2 inch, 6 inch and 4 1/8 inch focal lengths.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1932-461
Materials:
brass, glass, incomplete, iron, wood
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
The Royal Society

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