The 300-year quest for binoculars

John E. Greivenkamp, David Steed

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 8 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7652
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherInternational Optical Design Conference 2010
CountryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY
Period6/13/106/17/10

Keywords

  • Antique Optics
  • Binoculars
  • History of Optics
  • Optical Design
  • Optical Instrumentation
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Greivenkamp, J. E., & Steed, D. (2010). The 300-year quest for binoculars. In International Optical Design Conference 2010 [76520J] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7652). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.870953