The telescope is an astronomical type. It consists of an eyepiece provided with cross wires at one end of the tube and an objective lens at its other end co-axially. The distance between the objective lens and the eyepiece can be adjusted so that the telescope forms a clear image at the cross wires when a parallel beam from the collimator is incident on it.
The telescope is attached to an arm which is capable of rotation about the same vertical axis as the prism table. A circular scale graduated in a half degree is attached to it. Both the telescope and prism table is provided with radial screws for fixing them in the desired position and tangential screws for fine adjustments.