Who invented the binoculars?

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J.P. Lemiere invented the first "binocular telescope" in 1825. A binocular is an instrument that provides a magnified view of far-away objects and consists of two similar telescopes, one for each eye, mounted in a single frame.

Ignatio Porro introduced the first modern "prism binoculars" when he filed a patent in Italy for a prism erecting system in 1854. What today is referred to as a "binocular" is actually a binocular telescope consisting of two small prismatic telescopes joined together.

There are many other references to very early binocular telescopes; however, the optical plans for most of these instruments weren't recorded.

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Johann Libberhey invented the binoculars in 1608. This is the same person who invented the telescope. He put two telescopes together and came up with the binocular.
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Sagi Marcovich and Ori Shahar from the university of Bar-Ilan.
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The modern prism binocular began with Ignatio Porro's 1854 Italian patent for a prism
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Galileo did not invent the binoculars, despite his early work with telescopes. He did, however, work with combining concave and convex lenses to magnify distant images. Jan Lippershey
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