Optical tests of Galileo’s lenses

Year: 1992

Authors: Greco V., Molesini G., Quercioli F.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The science museum in Florence has two telescopes and a single lens attributed to Galileo. Tests conducted with modern interferometric equipment show that Galileo was able to obtain nearly perfect optical quality.

Journal/Review: NATURE

Volume: 358 (6382)      Pages from: 101  to: 101

KeyWords: Galileo; optical testing; science history; optical metrology;
DOI: 10.1038/358101a0

Citations: 13
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