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Portable reflector telescope
This is a portable Gregorian (reflector) telescope. It is signed JAMES SHORT LONDON 208/1205 = 18 meaning it has a focal length of 18 inches (457.2mm), and that James Short had made 208 of that size out of a total 1205 telescopes by the time he made this one. This telescope is similar to one used by James Cook on his 1769 expedition.
Object number: AST0941
Dimensions: 406 mm x 392 mm
- Image reference: L8048
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London