Refracting telescope, 3 1/4-inch aperture,45 inch focal length

Made:
1816-1826 in London
maker:
William Simms

Refracting telescope of 3 1/4-inch aperture and 45-inch focal length by William Simms, London with later finder, three eyepieces and eyepiece collar, missing one eyepiece and equatorial mounting (RAS No.30, Sheepshanks No.4). Presented to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1857 by Miss Ann Sheepshanks sister of the Rev. Sheepshanks. Later given in 1957 to the British Astronomical Association.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1987-722 Pt2
Materials:
brass and optics, glass
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope