Reflecting telescope

    Unknown, Engraver
    Creator - Organisation
    The Royal Society, Publisher
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    height (page): 213mm
    width (page): 150mm
    Content object
    13 figures from issue 81 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, including Isaac Newton’s reflecting telescope and a shooting star.

    Figure 1. Profile view of Newton’s reflecting telescope.
    Figures 2 and 3. Two small crowns, after a weathervane in the form of a crown, intended to demonstrate the magnifying ability of the telescope.
    Figures 4 to 12. Explaining improvements to the telescope.
    Figure 13. A shooting star, possibly as observed through the telescope.

    Illustrations to ‘An accompt of a new catadioptrical telescope invented by Mr. Newton, Fellow of the R. Society, and Professor of the Mathematiques in the University of Cambridge’ in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 7, issue 81 (25 March 1672).

    Figures 1-3. Original illustrations depicting the telescope and crowns was sent from Henry Oldenburg to Isaac Newton 6 January 1672 and can be found in Early Letters of the Royal Society EL/N1/37. Also recorded in Letter Book Original LBO/5/32 and Register Book Original RBO/4/39, and copied into Letter Book Copy LBC/5/110a.
    Related fellows
    Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727, British) , Natural Philosopher
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