The officer's spyglass telescope measures 15.25" x 1.65". This item is made of polished brass & distressed finished rosewood. It magnifies 8x. An intriguing and classic explorer's and navigator's tool. Essential instruments - A compass, a sextant and a telescope. The telescope consists of a wood barrel holding an objective, a system of lenses. It is protected by brass collars and a decorative brass cap. To use, pull out the brass tubes (called drawers in Britain). The smallest tube holds the eye objective. Judiciously push in the smallest end-tube to focus.