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|Noun||1.||optical 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
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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