optical telescope

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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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2-metre Unit Telescopes combine their light-collecting power to feed a single instrument, the VLT effectively becomes the largest optical telescope in the world in terms of collecting area.
The large mirror on the ELT, made up from nearly 800 hexagonal segments, will gather 12 times more light than the largest optical telescopes operating today.
The spectrum is one commodity Africa can claim competitive advantage over the rest of the world as we host the largest gamma rays telescope, largest optical telescope and soon the largest radio telescope," he said.
8 On which Canary Island was the Gran Telescopio Canarias, the world''s largest single optical telescope, inaugurated by King Juan Carlos I of Spain?
30): The Hubble Space Telescope was not the first optical telescope in space.
Libya has already purchased a 2m robotic telescope and Egypt already operates a 2m optical telescope, while Turkey and India already have a number of observatories and telescopes.
The largest optical telescope in the northern hemisphere, the Gran Telescopio Canarias--Grantecan--located on La Palma, one of the Spanish Canary Islands, began trial operations with Heidenhain model ERA 780C angle encoders used to position the telescope.
John Locker used an optical telescope to record the highly-classified craft tumbling in its faulty orbit as it passed over his home in Upton, Wirral.
Scientists will use the optical telescope at the Oak Ridge Observatory in Massachusetts to try to detect light signals they believe could be sent from distant civilisations.
The largest optical telescope in the Southern Hemisphere (above) was opened at the beginning of November in South Africa's Northern Cape Province.
The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), under construction at Mount Graham International Observatory in Arizona, is expected to become the world's most powerful optical telescope when it is fully operational in 2005.

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