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Galileo's Telescope (Replica)

Galileo's Telescope (Replica)

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Description
This replica of a refracting telescope made and used by Galileo in the early seventeenth century is copied from an original in the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (now the Museo Galileo) in Florence, Italy. The brown paper tube is 50 inches long, and 2.5 inches maximum diameter.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
Telescope, Refractor (Replica)
Measurements
overall: 127 cm x 64 cm; x 50 in x 25 3/16 in
ID Number
PH.315385
catalog number
315385
accession number
219196
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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