The telescopes of Seventeenth-Century Italy

Year: 2003

Authors: Molesini G.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: A discussion about the telescopes of seventeenth-century Italy is presented. Working with glass that was often of poor quality, seventeenth-century artisans developed sophisticated instruments for astronomical and terrestrial observation. The researchers have used modern instruments to analyze a number of early lenses.


Volume: 14(6)      Pages from: 34  to: 39

KeyWords: Astronomy; Glass; Lenses; Optimization, Instrumental optics, Optical telescopes
DOI: 10.1364/OPN.14.6.000034

Citations: 2
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