Refracting telescope of 3 1/4-inch aperture and 4

Made:
1821-1826 in London
maker:
William Simms

Refracting telescope of 3 1/4-inch aperture and 45-inch focal length by William Simms, London with later finder, three eyepieces and eyepiece collar in fitted case, missing one eyepiece and equatorial mounting (RAS No.30, Sheepshanks No.4). Presented to the Royal Astronomical Society in 1857 by Miss Ann Sheepshanks sister of the Rev. Sheepshanks. Later given in 1957 to the British Astronomical Association.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1987-722
Materials:
brass, optics, glass
type:
telescope - refracting
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • telescope
credit:
Sotheby's (New Bond St)
status:
Permanent collection

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