- This Cassegrain reflecting telescope was probably made in the 18th century and used by an amateur astronomer. It has a metal primary mirror of 4 inches aperture, a brass tube covered with fish skin, an alt-azimuth mount, and a pillar-and-claw stand that could rest on a table top.
- Currently not on view
- Currently not on view (stand)
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1700-1800
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- scrap of shagreen: 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 1.905 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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