Achromatic telescope lens

Creates magnified images of astronomical objects. Original two-element objective lens for the 15-inch telescope by John Brashear, one of the top opticians in the world for refracting telescopes. It is designed to correct chromatic aberration of star images--without such correction the stars would exhibit coloured fringes. Canada Science and Technology Museum

John A. Brashear Co. Ltd., Pittsburgh, PA
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1904 - 1905
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