astronomical telescope


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astronomical telescope

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(Astronomy) any telescope designed and mounted for use in astronomy. Such telescopes usually form inverted images. See Cassegrain telescope, Newtonian telescope, equatorial mounting
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Noun1.astronomical telescope - any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sourcesastronomical telescope - any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
optical telescope - an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
radio reflector, radio telescope - astronomical telescope that picks up electromagnetic radiations in the radio-frequency range from extraterrestrial sources
telescope, scope - a magnifier of images of distant objects
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