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Simon Plössl
Austrian optician

Simon Plössl

Simon Plössl
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Intro Austrian optician
Was Optician
From Austria
Field Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 19 September 1794, Vienna
Death 29 January 1868, Vienna (aged 73 years)
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Biography

Simon Plössl (September 19, 1794, Vienna – January 29, 1868, Vienna) was an Austrian optical instrument maker. Initially trained at the Voigtländer company, he set up his own workshop in 1823. His major achievement at the time was the improvement of the achromatic microscope objective. Today he is best known for the eponymous Plössl telescope eyepiece, which follows his 1860 design, and is extensively used by amateur astronomers since the 1980s.

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