Portable refractor telescope by Dollond family

Portable refractor telescope

Dollond family

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Portable refractor telescope

This is a refracting telescope with a portable stand. It has a mahogany tube with brass fittings as well as a brass draw tube and fittings. There is a small brass refracting telescope (finderscope) at the eyepiece-end of the barrel. The telescope belonged to Rev. George Fisher (1794-1873) who went to the Arctic as an Astronomer with Captain David Buchan in HMS 'Dorothea' in 1818 and with Captain William Edward Parry in HMS 'Fury' from 1821-1823. Telescope: The instrument has a triplet object glass with an aperture of 92 mm and a focal length of 1168mm. Engraved on the eye-end of the telescope it reads 'DOLLOND LONDON'. The tube is 1165mm long; it has a finderscope and a rack and pinion focuser.
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