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A replica of Isaac Newton's telescope of 1672.


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Sir Isaac Newton is credited with constructing the first "practical" reflecting telescope after his own design circa 1670. He designed his reflector, which used a concave objective and a smaller "diagonal" mirror. Photograph Andrew Dunn.

26th Aug 2007 by Diane Earl

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