Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891

€850.00

Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope, 1891

This reading telescope was part of a large historical 19th century equatorial mount.  The 19th century telescopes were so tall that a telescope was needed to read the indications on the setting circles.

The reading telescope was probably made by the famous telescope builders Paul Gautier or the Henry Brothers.

The brass reading telescope focuses at a distances between 5 & 10 meter.
Around the reading an attachment ring is installed.

It's exceptional to find a part of a large 19th century equatorial mounted telescope. 

Included in the sale
Reading telescope
Diameter: 42mm

Length: 55cm
Diaphragm: 30mm
Attachment ring: 90mm
Tube diameter: 45mm

Eyepiece diameter: 23mm

Condition
The optics of the reading telescope are as new.  No scratches, gaze or funghi.
The eypiece is clear.
The tube has no marks of any use.

Our service
We have been selling vintage astronomical instruments for over more than 10 years.
I'm a amateur astronomer myself and all instruments I sell are in good working condition.
I test all the telescopes under the stars and know the possibilities of each instrument
All the instruments are controlled and cleaned before shipping.
The necessary reparations are done.
If possible missing parts are replaced.
If not, read the item description carefully for possible defects.
Take a close look at the photos.
The advantage is you know exactly what you're buying.

We put a lot of effort in the wrapping of the items.
We use professional shippers for the world wide shipping.
We have experience in shipping large instruments up to the unique and complete 6" Unitron - Polarex
Each shipping has a tracking number.
If wanted the shipping can be ensured door2door

Returns are possible.
The buyer needs to know how to use the instrument in the right way.
There is a limited warranty because we don't sell new instruments but used vintage instruments.

International Buyers
We ship worldwide
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More information
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  • photographic process: Telescope accessory
  • Vintage photo made by: Henry, Paul and Prosper


  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891
  • Reading telescope for setting circles, equatorial telescope 1891

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