Hevelius observing with a telescope

Hevelius observing with a telescope

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Caption: Hevelius observing with a wooden-tubed refracting telescope some 30 feet (9.144m). The block-and-tackle and rope mounting was not inconvenient. From Selenographia by Johannes Hevelius (Gedani, Gdansk. Danzig, 1647). Engraving.

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