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Noun1.optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sourcesoptical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
astronomical telescope - any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
eyepiece, ocular - combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
object glass, object lens, objective lens, objective - the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
reflecting telescope, reflector - optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece; "Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"
refracting telescope - optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece
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Astronomers have used two Australian radio telescopes and several optical telescopes to observe a nearby radio galaxy, known as Centaurus A, and to study complex mechanisms that are fuelling jets of material blasting away from a black hole 55 million times more massive than the sun.
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int/gaia/) Gaia makes observations using optical telescopes in space, the data from the radio telescopes was used for very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) - a technique that uses multiple radio telescopes to act as one giant telescope.
Optical telescopes, when pointed at distant objects, make things appear closer, larger or brighter to our eyes.
National Science Foundation announced plans to divest from two radio telescopes, the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array, as well as three optical telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
The measurement is some 50 times more precise than those provided by groundbased optical telescopes, Space Daily reported.
While this asteroid would appear as no more than a point of light to optical telescopes, using radar we're able to discern the physical characteristics of the asteroid and we're able to measure its exact distance from Earth.
While radio and optical telescopes can resolve and monitor the individual blazar images, Fermi's LAT cannot.
The SKA will use a forest of antennae, spread across remote terrain, to pick up radio signals from cosmic phenomena that cannot be detected by optical telescopes.
Astronomers are using radar and optical telescopes to get a better fix on the asteroid's location, its unusual spin and the flight path in hopes of refining estimates on where it will travel in the future.
Collecting at least 12 times more light than the current largest optical telescopes, it will push forward our understanding of planets beyond our solar system, including those where life might exist.
Looking at the positions of these bright objects with optical telescopes on the Earth, they found galaxies that would not normally be bright at the far-infrared wavelengths observed by Herschel.

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