One momentous historical event in the realm of human discoveries was Galileo’s 1610 observations of the moon and Jupiter, and the evidence this provided to the controversial idea of a solar planetary
system. The implications were far-reaching, affecting future scientific discoveries and mankind’s self perception. Although Galileo is not credited as the inventor of the telescope, he was certainly one of the first to point one to the heavens, and see their scientific potential in an age when the prevalent use of the telescope was to spy on enemies.
The 400th anniversary of Galileo’s discoveries is being commemorated by the release of a special telescope, inspired by the instrument Galileo would have used himself, and designed by the Zoom Art designer, Odoardo Fiorvanti. An accurate and competent instrument, this telescope magnifies 80-100x, has a focal length of 1000mm (39.37”), includes three Kellner eyepieces, a stable metal base and an adjustable height column. The light tube is
made of hollowed untreated birch, and the base and stem of lacquered metal. The manufacturer, Palomar, has extensive experience with the fabrication of telescope components and marries the technical aspects of this instrument with a design edge.
• includes three Kellner eyepieces, a stable metal base and an adjustable height column
• beautifully boxed, with English instructions
• light tube is made of hollowed untreated birch, and the base and stem of lacquered metal
• focal length: 1000 mm
• objective diameter: 60 mm
• resolution: 2 in
• light gathering point: 73.5
• eyepieces, 67x/80x/100x
• F ratio: f/16.6