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The longer focus telescope of Hevelius - named the Maximus Tubus - is often called aerial telescope or telescope without a tube. But the name Maximus Tubus that Hevelius assigned shows the presence of the tube. The instrument actually was made by Tito Livio Burattini, an Italian scientist and instrument maker who lived in Poland. He made the instrument in accordance with a plan by Candido Del Buono.

The telescope, in place of the long wooden tube, was made of a wooden axis on which tubular sections of paper or cloth were placed.

Affiliations: 1: Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma


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