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Galileo’s telescope and the birth of instrumental optics: a review note

Year: 2010

Authors: Molesini G.

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

Abstract: Early steps tracing back to Galileo’s telescope and to the birth of instrumental optics are reported. Particulars of lensmaking technology, basic optics laws, concepts of eye and vision, and issues on instrument trade and service are given. Achievements at the roots of our continuing advances in optical sciences are acknowledged.

Journal/Review: APPLIED OPTICS (2004)

Volume: 49 (16)      Pages from: D1  to: D5

More Information: Review article.This article also appears in Virtual Journals: – Advances in Optics and Photonics, Vol. 2, Iss. 2 – Virtual Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 5, Iss. 10
KeyWords: Galileo; telescopio; storia della scienza; ottica strumentale;
DOI: 10.1364/AO.49.0000D1

Citations: 1
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