Museo Galileo
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Newtonian telescope
    • Setting:
      Room XIV
    • Maker:
    • Date:
      18th cent.
    • Materials:
      wood, brass
    • Dimensions:
      length 1750 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Newtonian telescope (Inv. 2710)

Reflecting telescope of the Newtonian type with a cylindrical wooden tube blackened internally, moving in altitude by means of a rope and a conical wooden pulley. There is a wooden chest of drawers for accessories. The primary mirror has a diameter of 200 mm and a focal length of 1,600 mm. The instrument is mounted on a stand with four legs fitted with castors. The 45-degree secondary mirror, the eyepiece and the finder are missing.