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Multiple-Power Austrian Telescope

Signature Plossl in Wien

Date Mid-1800s
Dimensions English Metric
Extended Length 8.5in 216mm
Closed Length 3.8in 96mm
Primary Mirror Diameter 1.6in 41mm


This Austrian-made brass telescope has a round parallel barrel with a beveled objective lens cell.  The objective lens is an achromatic doublet and has a push-on cap.  It has three draws, with a small handle fitted to the largest draw.  The eyepiece has a thumbwheel used to select between four different eye lenses.  The four lenses are labeled 1 through 4 and have different magnifications.  It is signed "Plossl in Wien" on the eyepiece draw with the eyepiece to the right.   




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