Sectioned refracting telescope, 18th century.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Sectioned refracting telescope, 18th century.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library

Description

This replica of a refracting telescope follows a design that was popular during the 18th century. It has a three-lens eyepiece, and all its lenses are chromatic, meaning the image being viewed would have been blurred by fringes of colour. The telescope was sectioned in 1958.
 

Image Ref.

10285845
 

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