Portable reflector telescope by James Short

Portable reflector telescope

James Short

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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

Date: 1738-1768

Dimensions: 406 mm x 392 mm

  • Image reference: L8048

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