Speculum Metal Mirror, 1840-60

Made:
1840-1860 in Patricroft
maker:
James Hall Nasmyth

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Speculum metal mirror thought to have been made by James Nasmyth, one of four, a flat oval shaped secondary mirror for use at the Newtonian focus of the reflecting telescope, 1840-60.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1897-15/1
type:
metal mirror
taxonomy:
  • components
credit:
Lieutenant General A de Gorloff
status:
Permanent collection

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