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The 300-year quest for binoculars
Author(s): John E. Greivenkamp; David Steed
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Paper Abstract

The modern form of the refracting telescope advanced rapidly following its invention in 1608, but almost 300 years elapsed before practical prismatic binoculars became available. The evolution of binoculars and the associated manufacturing issues are discussed.

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Date Published: 7 September 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7652, International Optical Design Conference 2010, 76520J (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.870953
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John E. Greivenkamp, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
David Steed, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7652:
International Optical Design Conference 2010
Julie Bentley; Anurag Gupta; Richard N. Youngworth, Editor(s)

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