Reference numberMOB/047
TitleHenry Kater's telescope
ArtistCrickmore, Thomas
DescriptionWooden Cassegrain telescope with brass fittings, mounted on a circular joint and a rectangular base. Used by Henry Kater FRS in his comparison of the merits of the Cassegrainian and Gregorian telescopes.
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsMetal, wood
Access statusOpen
Related materialTelescope comparison discussed in Kater's paper 'On the light of the Cassegrainian telescope, compared with that of the Gregorian', Proceedings, vol 1, 1832
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
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