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Items relating to Christian Huygens' aerial telescope, late 17th century.

Items relating to Christian Huygens' aerial telescope, late 17th century.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

Components from the 210 foot aerial telescope built by Christian Huygens' (1629-87), with an engraving taken from, 'A Compleat System of Opticks' by Robert Smith, 1738, showing such a telescope in use. The optics, tube and mounting were given to the Royal Society of London by Christian Huygens.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10197097

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