XVIII. Description of a forty-feet reflecting telescope

@article{Herschel2017XVIIIDO,
  title={XVIII. Description of a forty-feet reflecting telescope},
  author={W. Herschel},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London},
  year={2017},
  pages={347 - 409}
}
  • W. Herschel
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
The uncommon size of my forty-feet reflecting telescope will render a description of it not unacceptable to lovers of astronomy. I shall therefore endeavour to give as complete an idea of its construction as the limited compass of this paper will permit, and hope that, with the assistance of the annexed drawings, the mechanism of it will be sufficiently intelligible to such as have been in the habit of viewing machines and mechanical works. It will be necessary to mention a few circumstances… Expand

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