Product images of 7ft Newtonian (reflector) telescope
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7ft Newtonian (reflector) telescope
William Herschel made and sold many telescopes of this type. He used his own 7ft telescope (which would have been very similar to this one) with a 6.2 inch aperture magnifying images 227 times (depending on the eyepiece used), to make his 'second review of the heavens' in 1781 from his house in New Kings Street, Bath. It was during this review that he discovered the planet Uranus. Herschel was able to supplement the pension granted him by George III by making a number of these telescopes for sale.
Sir William Herschel
- Image reference: F3385
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London