George Dollond

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George Dollond
Born June 10, 1774
Died November 30, 1852
Camberwell, London
Nationality English
Known for Barlow lens

George Dollond (June 10, 1774 – November 30, 1852) was an English optician who constructed optical precision instruments used in astronomy, geodesy and also in navigation. Together with Peter Barlow, he also invented an afocal system to extend the focal length of telescopes, called the Barlow lens.

He was born in London, the nephew of the famous optician Peter Dollond.

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in December, 1819.[1]

He died at Camberwell Terrace North and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.


  1. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 27 November 2010. 
  • Rolf Riekher, Fernrohre und ihre Meister, Berlin 1957. (in German)