Newtonian reflecting telescope with an 8-inch spe

Made:
1812 in Slough
maker:
William Herschel

Newtonian reflecting telescope with an 8-inch speculum mirror of 10-foot focal length with wooden tube and altazimuth stand plus accessories consisiting of 2 eyepieces, 1 key, plus miscellaneous crank handle and 2 broken wooden dowels. Made for the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford by William Herschel in 1812.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1935-5
Materials:
brass, complete, glass, iron, mahogany
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Trustees of Dr. John Radcliffe

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