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After proposing the use of a telescope with an instrument for taking angles, Hadley considers the effects of combining several kinds of telescopes with reflecting planes. He proposes placing lenses of equal focal length in such a way as to affect the angle of light which passes through them. Includes four diagrams.

Subject: Optics

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A proposition relating to the combination of transparent lens's with reflecting planes'.

Read to the Royal Society on 9 January 1734.

Reference number
CLP/2/38
Earliest possible date
1734
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Hadley

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John Hadley, Paper, 'A proposition relating to the combination of transparent lens's with reflecting planes' by J [John] Hadley, 1734, CLP/2/38, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_38/paper-a-proposition-relating-to-the-combination-of-transparent-lenss-with-reflecting-planes-by-j-john-hadley, accessed on 18 April 2024

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