Museo Galileo
Virtual Museum
Objective lens
    • Setting:
      Room XIV
    • Maker:
      Giovanni Battista Amici [attr.]
    • Place:
    • Date:
      first half 19th cent.
    • Materials:
      glass, brass
    • Dimensions:
      diameter 170 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Objective lens (Inv. 3397)

Objective probably made by Giovanni Battista Amici, who produced several astronomical objectives both for the Museo di Fisica e Storia Naturale of Florence and for his personal use, c. 1840. This may have been one of the lenses made for his private observatory and bequeathed to the Specola.