Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Galileo Telescope by Odoardo Fioravanti

Telescopes have been placed on balconies or in front of windows by star gazers for years. Everyone enjoys stepping up and taking a gander. Italian designer Odoardo Fioravanti has developed a telescope for Palomar - AYL, a manufacturer of optical instruments. It marks the 400th anniversary of Galilei's first telescope, which formed a direct inspiration for the design: it has the same dimensions, the same one meter long focal length and the same wooden body. I think it is quite pretty and would add to the decor and wonderment of any room.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Refracting telescope D60/F1000Focal length: 1000 mmObjective diameter: 60 mmResolving power: 2”Light gathering power: 73,5Focal ratio: f/16,6Focuser diameter: 31,8 mmKelner Eyepieces: 10 mm (100x) , 12.5 mm (80x), 15 mm (67x).Height: 35 cm ~ 50 cmWidth of the baseplate: 20 cmMaterials: wood, optical glass, metal, ABS As stated on Images Courtesy of Emanuele Zamponi

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