Portrait of James Short, telescope maker, 1710-68

Portrait of James Short, telescope maker, 1710-68

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Caption: James Short. Portrait of the British telescope maker James Short (1710-1768). Short fully mastered figuring paraboloidal mirrors and set new standards of perfection and aperture. His methods, which apparently "approached wizardry", died with him, and he ordered his tools to be destroyed before he died.

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Keywords: james, james short, mirror, paraboloid, paraboloid mirror, portraits, short, surname s, telescope maker

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