Newtonian Reflecting Telescope, by Secretan, 1857-1868

Made:
1857-1868 in Paris
designer:
Leon Foucault
maker:
Marc Francois Louis Secretan

Newtonian reflecting telescope, made to specifications of Leon Foucault (originally fitted with silver-on-glass mirror) by Secretan, mounted on wooden table stand, Paris, 1857-1868. Accessories include three eye-pieces in fitted leather lined wooden case.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1971-479
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cork, mahogany (wood), metal (unknown), steel (metal) and walnut (wood)
Measurements:
box: 50 mm x 193 mm x 117 mm, ,
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Green, R.A.D.