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Inv. 3449.18
V.14 Eyepiece lens
End of the seventeenth century - first half of the eighteenth century
Wood, leather, glass
Length 95 mm


Plano-convex eyepiece lens enclosed in a wooden mounting covered in green leather. The diameter of the lens is 20 mm, the thickness at the centre 4 mm, the focal length 53 mm. The glass, which has a slight green tint, shows some bubbles; the surface is scratched. The mounting, 95 mm long, is broken in various parts. One end is designed for insertion into a telescope tube.

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