Newtonian telescope


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Newtonian telescope

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(Astronomy) a type of astronomical reflecting telescope in which light is reflected from a large concave mirror, onto a plane mirror, and through a hole in the side of the body of the telescope to form an image
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Noun1.Newtonian telescope - reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axisNewtonian telescope - reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axis
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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I ground and polished an 8.5-inch mirror using the books by Howard and Texereau and in due course constructed a rather large and unwieldy Newtonian telescope which looked a bit like a coffin.
For extended sample paths, the FTIR can be mounted to a rugged, 10-inch Newtonian telescope with tripod.
Kocur's computer-driven, eight-inch Newtonian telescope set up at the ball field behind Miller's River Environmental Center, those attending will get a chance to observe Saturn and its moons, bright stars, double stars, star clusters, the Orion Nebula, planetary nebulas, galaxies and other astronomical objects.
For extended sample paths, the FT-IR can be mounted to a 10" Newtonian telescope with tripod.