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6-inch Reflecting Telescope

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

6-inch Reflecting Telescope, etched R.W.P., Fred on edge of mirror, with 50-inch lg. steel tube, right-angle eyepiece, and equatorial mount with counterweight and pedestal.

Note: This large reflector is similar to telescopes built by Russell Porter for surveying Palomar Mountain during construction of the so-called "Giant Glass" telescope.
Estimate $600-800

Keywords

lg. steel tube, Palomar Mountain, Russell Porter, Reflecting telescope, Telescopes