A very rare preserved impressive and important 7 inches (17,5 cm ) diameter doublet objective lens for telescope by G. Dollond with provenance from the collection of the British astronomer Philibert Jacques Melotte.
The large double lens objective is preserved in its orginal wooden case and ine fine condition with its original brass mounting.
Philibert Jacques Melotte is a prominent Bristich astronomer, Belgium born, who discovered in 1908 at Greenwich observatory the eighth natural satellite of Jupiter, now known as Pasiphae and in 1909, the asteroid Melitta.
A very rare 7 inches George Dollond doublet objective with a great UK provenance.
George Dollond is the nephew of Peter Dollond and was active during the first half of the 19th century. He died in 1852.
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