It is a powerful telescope for stargazing or simply admiring the view. It is a beautiful and unusual bronze sculpture, a work of art for your garden, terrace or roof deck, that also works as a sundial. It is in the Smithsonian, and now you can own one, too.
This elegant garden telescope was created in the early 1920s by Russell Porter, designer of the Palomar Mountain Observatory 200 inch Hale Telescope. Only a few of these antique reflecting telescopes have survived. Today, Telescopes of Vermont is lavishly and faithfully recreating The Porter Garden Telescope in hand-finished cast bronze, with improved 21st century optics.