Newtonian reflecting telescope, 1795-1816

Made:
1795-1825 in Slough
maker:
William Herschel

Speculum mirror of 6 1/4-inch diameter in brass cell with tinplate cover for 7-foot telescope owned by Caroline Herschel, late 18th century.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1908-160 Pt3
Materials:
brass, complete, iron and speculum
Measurements:
overall (estimate): 35 x 150 mm
type:
metal mirrors
credit:
Royal Astronomical Society