Iron cylinder with wooden spar, from Huygen's 210-Foot aerial telescope

Made:
1686-1691 in Netherlands
maker:
Christiaan Huygens

Lens cell and mounting consisting of an iron cylinder with wooden spar, component of Huygen's 210-Foot aerial telescope.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1932-461 Pt2
Materials:
brass, glass, incomplete, iron and wood
Measurements:
overall (with spar): 3530 mm 330 mm, 10kg
overall (without spar): 630 mm 330 mm, 8kg
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
  • component - object
credit:
The Royal Society