Scioptric ball and telescope for Solar projections, 1647.

 
Scioptric ball and telescope for Solar projections, 1647.
4 0 c m
 
35cm
actual image size: 27cm x 32cm

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Plate taken from 'Selenographia' by German astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687), published in Danzig in 1647. A scioptric ball is a ball of wood with a hole made through it containing a lens. It was used in a camera obscura.

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