Reflecting Telescope by James Short, London, c. 1761

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Reflecting Telescope by James Short, London, c. 1761

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This Gregorian reflecting telescope on an equatorial mounting was probably made especially for observing the 1761 transit. Its maker James Short specialised exclusively in the manufacture of reflectors and was the preferred supplier to British expedition observers.

MHS inv. 69221.

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Object contributed by Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford

Object 2 of 7 objects contributed by "MuseumoftheHistoryofScience,UniversityofOxford".

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