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 become available. The evolution of binoculars and the associated manufacturing issues are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2010
EventInternational Optical Design Conference, IODC 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2010Jun 17 2010

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

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Binoculars
refracting telescopes
inventions
Patents and inventions
Telescopes
manufacturing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Greivenkamp, J. E., & Steed, D. (2010). The 300-year quest for binoculars. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers

The 300-year quest for binoculars. / Greivenkamp, John E; Steed, David.

Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2010.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Greivenkamp, JE & Steed, D 2010, The 300-year quest for binoculars. in Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. International Optical Design Conference, IODC 2010, Jackson Hole, WY, United States, 6/13/10.
Greivenkamp JE, Steed D. The 300-year quest for binoculars. In Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2010
Greivenkamp, John E ; Steed, David. / The 300-year quest for binoculars. Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. 2010.
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