Galileo’s telescope and the birth of instrumental optics: a review note
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. 10KeyWords: Galileo; telescopio; storia della scienza; ottica strumentale; DOI: 10.1364/AO.49.0000D1Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-02-23References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here