odoardo fioravanti: galileo telescope
odoardo fioravanti: galileo telescope odoardo fioravanti: galileo telescope
feb 01, 2010

odoardo fioravanti: galileo telescope

‘galileo’s telescope’ all images by emanuele zamponi



‘galileo’s telescope’ designed by odoardo fioravanti and produced by palomar draws from the initial designs made by galileo in 1609, however, with a more contemporary finish. it has the same dimensions, focal length (1 meter) and is made out of the same wooden material. this product, combining past and present, has the aim of updating the ancient instrument through its design and more advanced optical technology. the galileo telescope was developed in florence, the same location where galileo first put his telescope design to use. users can observe elements of the solar system such as the moon and planets, but also use it as a powerful terrestrial telescope.







technical specs: refracting telescope d60/f1000 focal length: 1000 mm objective diameter: 60 mm resolving power: 2” light gathering power: 73,5 focal ratio: f/16,6 focuser diameter: 31,8 mm kelner eyepieces: 10 mm (100x) , 12.5 mm (80x), 15 mm (67x). height: 35 cm ~ 50 cm width of the baseplate: 20 cm materials: wood, optical glass, metal, ABS

  • Hi Dad,

    What u think I think it looks great!

    Angus says:

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