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reflecting telescope
a reflecting telescope; f indicates the focus

re·flect·ing telescope

(rĭ-flĕk′tĭng)
n.
A telescope in which light from the object is gathered and focused by a concave mirror, with the resulting image magnified by the eyepiece.

reflecting telescope

n
(Astronomy) a type of telescope in which the initial image is formed by a concave mirror. Also called: reflector Compare refracting telescope

tel•e•scope

(ˈtɛl əˌskoʊp)

n., adj., v. -scoped, -scop•ing. n.
1. an optical instrument for making distant objects appear larger and nearer when viewed directly through lenses (refracting telescope) or indirectly as through images focused by a concave mirror (reflecting telescope).
adj.
2. consisting of parts that slide one within another.
v.t.
3. to force together, one into another, in the manner of the sliding tubes of a jointed telescope.
4. to shorten or condense.
v.i.
5. to slide together in the manner of the tubes of a telescope.
6. to be driven one into another, as railroad cars in a collision.
7. to become condensed.
[1640–50; < New Latin telescopium or Italian telescopio]

re·flect·ing telescope

(rĭ-flĕk′tĭng)
A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and focused by a concave mirror. See more at telescope. See Note at mirror.
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Noun1.reflecting telescope - optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiecereflecting telescope - 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"
Cassegrainian telescope, Gregorian telescope - a reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror; light is brought to a focus through an aperture in the center of the primary mirror
coude system, coude telescope - a reflecting telescope so constructed that the light is led to a plate holder or spectrograph
Herschelian telescope, off-axis reflector - a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed
Maksutov telescope - reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lens
Newtonian reflector, Newtonian telescope - reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axis
optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
parabolic mirror - a parabolic reflector for light radiation
Schmidt camera, Schmidt telescope - reflecting telescope that has plate that corrects for aberration so a wide area of sky can be photographed
Translations

reflecting telescope

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References in classic literature ?
By an observation of Jupiter's satellites, with a Dolland reflecting telescope, Captain Bonneville ascertained the longitude to be 102 57' west of Greenwich.
II is a system of reflecting telescopes of different sizes which detect cosmic gammarays in sync.
Andrew Ainslie Common (1841-1903) was a doctor, a prominent amateur astronomer and a telescope builder--he pioneered large silver-on-glass reflecting telescopes up to 60 inches [1.
The immigrant from Hanover, William Herschel started by financing his own astronomical research through the sale of reflecting telescopes that he manufactured himself but his discoveries were checked and announced by the current Astronomer Royal.