Adams, George Sr.
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photo - whole telescope
Basic Info

Maker: Adams, George Sr.


Year Range: 1748-1766

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Manufacturing Location: England

Signature: Made by GEO = ADAMS Instrut. Maker to His Majesty's Office of ORDNANCE at Tycho Brahe's Head in Fleet Street LONDON

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Stand present.

Collection: Museu da Ciencia Universidade de Coimbra

Accession #: MNCT 0000001


Correspondence w/ museum curator. Photo by Gilberto Pereira.

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188 x 220 x 96 cm (height, width, depth). This reflecting telescope could be operated in two different optical configurations: the Gregorian and the Newtonian. One uses the eyepiece positioned at one extremity of the tube in the Gregorian setup and the eyepiece placed laterally in the Newtonian setup. These two modes of operation were achieved exchanging the secondary mirror (flat in the Newtonian case and concave in the Gregorian configuration).

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Objective type: gregorian

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