astronomical telescope


astronomical telescope

astronomical telescope Word Origin noun

  1. a telescope having an objective with a long focal length and an eyepiece with a short focal length, usually used for observing celestial bodies.

Origin of astronomical telescope First recorded in 1880–85 Also called Kepler telescope. British Dictionary definitions for astronomical telescope astronomical telescope noun

  1. any telescope designed and mounted for use in astronomy. Such telescopes usually form inverted imagesSee Cassegrain telescope, Newtonian telescope, equatorial mounting

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