The refracting telescope was invented by the Methlin Swiftsure, and introduced to Gehennum by Methlin sailors before the Classical Period. The ‘telescoping’ collapsible type were certainly made, and may have been invented, by Lykomorphus.

The telescope was essential to Ismene's discovery of satellites circling certain of the planets (see astronomy), but its major uses are at sea and in the military. It is quite common among the effects of officers and ship's captains in the Decadent Period.

Reflecting telescopes are not known in the World of Isles.

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