Small reflecting telescopes were popular in the 18th century. James Cook used one to observe the 1769 transit of Venus from Tahiti. This fine example is by a respected instrument maker who was from a well-known family of instrument makers. It is the first 18th century reflecting telescope in the collection.
The Dudley Adams telescope demonstrates many important aspects of the early history of the telescope, especially reflecting telescopes that have now grown into giants like the twin Keck tele...
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