Schmidt camera

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Noun1.Schmidt camera - reflecting telescope that has plate that corrects for aberration so a wide area of sky can be photographed
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"
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The fifth Apogee was mounted by Roy on the Baker-Nunn camera to replace the very small 2-inch aperture finder telescope, enabling the observers to see the satellites they were tracking with the camera.
A Baker-Nunn camera in California was recently given to amateurs.
The Phototrack program was set up to provide valuable support to the operation of the twelve Baker-Nunn cameras that formed the prime optical tracking network since even if the Baker Nunn cameras operated at maximum efficiency they were restricted by weather and other problems.