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How Telescopes Work

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Lesson Plans
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-02-16T13:55:15.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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airandspace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
YouTube Channel:
airandspace
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_fnCl5Q5SgWM

telescope

Maker:
Henry Fitz  Search this
Fitz, Henry  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 60 3/4 in x 9 in; 154.305 cm x 22.86 cm
Object Name:
telescope
telescope
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
ID Number:
PH.317027.01
Accession number:
229523
Catalog number:
317027.01
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-873e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_687364

telescope

Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Object Name:
Telescope
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79733W16
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a2-822f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450348

telescope

Object Name:
Telescope
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN79740W32
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Naval
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-40ec-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_450457

Telescope

Maker:
Rasmussen, Martin N.  Search this
Object Name:
telescope
Date made:
1931-1936
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0789.01
Accession number:
1982.0789
Catalog number:
1982.0789.01
1982.0789.01
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-4b9f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183827

Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 121.92 cm x 11.43 cm x 9.525 cm
Object Name:
telescope
telescope
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
late nineteenth century
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
PH.321050A
Accession number:
243490
Catalog number:
321050A
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-a435-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1763492
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Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 20 3/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 52.705 cm x 3.4925 cm
Object Name:
telescope
telescope
ID Number:
PH.319734
Catalog number:
319734
Accession number:
239019
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-81fe-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1818455
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Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 13 5/16 in x 2 1/16 in; 33.81375 cm x 5.23875 cm
Object Name:
telescope
ID Number:
PH.333974
Catalog number:
333974
Accession number:
304826
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-8149-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1818452
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Telescope

Used at:
Vassar College  Search this
User:
Mitchell, Maria  Search this
Maker:
Fitz, Jr., Henry  Search this
Fitz, Harry  Search this
Clark, Alvan  Search this
Warner & Swasey Company  Search this
Physical Description:
walnut veneer (overall material)
brass (polar circle material)
brass (eyepiece material)
glass (eyepiece material)
mahogany (case material)
leather (seat material)
Object Name:
telescope (objective)
telescope
telescope, refracting
Date made:
1863
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
Education  Search this
Credit Line:
Vassar College
ID Number:
PH.323566.1
Catalog number:
323566
Accession number:
248757
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-46dd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1185541
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Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 52 in; 132.08 cm
overall: 76 in x 103 in x 35 in; 193.04 cm x 261.62 cm x 88.9 cm
Object Name:
telescope
ID Number:
PH.334722
Catalog number:
334722
Accession number:
312745
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-ea6d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167199
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Telescope

Maker:
Browning, John  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 21 in x 39 1/2 in x 15 in; 53.34 cm x 100.33 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
telescope
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca 1867
ID Number:
PH.327566
Accession number:
267874
Catalog number:
327566
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-38d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1183960
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Telescope

Maker:
Nairne, Edward  Search this
Physical Description:
metal, brass (overall material)
Measurements:
tube: 12 in x 18 in x 9 in x 2 in; 30.48 cm x 45.72 cm x 22.86 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
telescope
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
ca. 1769
1768-1769
Subject:
Science & Scientific Instruments  Search this
ID Number:
2007.0070.01
Catalog number:
2007.0070.01
Accession number:
2007.0070
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-3823-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1330329
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Telescope

Physical Description:
brass (overall material)
Measurements:
scrap of shagreen: 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 1.905 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
telescope
Date made:
ca 1700-1800
ID Number:
PH.328623
Catalog number:
328623
Accession number:
312588
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-45ba-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1187400
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Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 24 1/4 in x 5 in; 61.595 cm x 12.7 cm
Object Name:
telescope
Date made:
19th century
Credit Line:
Robert Stanton Avery
ID Number:
PH.311769
Catalog number:
311769
Accession number:
152769
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-0113-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167202
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Telescope

Maker:
Troughton, Edward  Search this
Measurements:
overall in case: 6 in x 46 1/2 in x 11 in; 15.24 cm x 118.11 cm x 27.94 cm
Object Name:
telescope
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
1805 - 1824
Credit Line:
John C. Leeds, Jr. and Mary E. Leeds
ID Number:
1983.0088.001
Catalog number:
1983.0088.001
Accession number:
1983.0088
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-49d4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167320

Telescope

Maker:
Zeiss, Carl  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 55 1/2 in x 59 in x 22 3/4 in; 140.97 cm x 149.86 cm x 57.785 cm
Object Name:
telescope (refracting)
telescope, refracting
telescope
Date made:
ca 1900
Credit Line:
U.S. Weather Bureau
ID Number:
PH.314578
Accession number:
204611
Catalog number:
314578
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Astronomy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b536-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1433300
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telescope

Measurements:
overall: tripod: 62 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in x 8 in; 159.385 cm x 39.37 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: binoculars: 8 in x 17 3/4 in x 26 in; 20.32 cm x 45.085 cm x 66.04 cm
Object Name:
telescope
ID Number:
ZZ.RSN83546V14
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, Military
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-6185-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1759965
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Telescope

Maker:
Cutts, John Priston  Search this
Measurements:
overall in case: 3 3/4 in x 17 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in; 9.525 cm x 45.085 cm x 17.4625 cm
Object Name:
telescope,
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, London
Date made:
mid 19th century
ID Number:
PH.329794
Catalog number:
329794
Accession number:
286914
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Astronomy
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-010d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1167177
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Men and Telescopes

Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 18.5 cm x 23.8 cm; 7 9/32 in x 9 3/8 in
Object Name:
photograph
Place made:
United States: North Carolina, Wadesboro
Date made:
1900-05
Subject:
Astronomy  Search this
ID Number:
1986.0711.0803
Catalog number:
1986.0711.0803
Accession number:
1986.0711
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Work and Industry: Photographic History
Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-84f5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1844502

Telescope

Measurements:
overall: 26 in x 2 in; 66.04 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
telescope
telescope, refracting
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Willard H. Howell
ID Number:
PH.315158.273
Accession number:
215541
Catalog number:
315158.273
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b438-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1350533
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