Reference numberCLP/20/62/2
Alternative reference numberCLP/20/62 p7
TitleDrawing, Aerial telescope by Robert Hooke
Date25 June 1684
DescriptionIllustration of Christian Huygens's aerial telescope after the engraving in his 'Astroscopia compendiaria' (The Hague, 1684). The illustration accompanies the text of Robert Hooke's discussion of Huygens's telescope read to the Royal Society on 25 June 1684. The illustration follows the printed version closely and shows a 50-foot mast, an object lens with a 70-foot focal length, an eyepiece attached to the object lens with a strand of silk, a trestle for the observer to lean against and a dark-lantern.

Subject: Astronomy
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueCLP/20/62
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NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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