Gregorian 3-inch aperture reflecting telescope

Made:
1753-1755 in London
maker:
James Short

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Gregorian reflecting telescope of 3-inch aperture by James Short, London [138/878 = 12] (138th of 12 inch type out of 878 made) plus 1 spare eyepiece, no stand. [replica mahogany (wood) stand was made in workshops] (see note).

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1976-290 Pt2
Materials:
copper (alloy), glass, speculum (alloy of copper and tin) and steel (metal)
type:
telescope - reflecting
taxonomy:
  • component - object
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • telescope - reflecting
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Shryane, F.M.