refractor


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re·frac·tor

 (rĭ-frăk′tər)
n.
1. One that refracts.
2. A refracting telescope.

refractor

(rɪˈfræktə)
n
1. (General Physics) an object or material that refracts
2. (Astronomy) another name for refracting telescope

re•frac•tor

(rɪˈfræk tər)

n.
1. a person or thing that refracts.
[1630–40]

refractor

A telescope with a lens that refracts light onto a particular point that is magnified for the eye.
Translations

refractor

[rɪˈfræktəʳ] Nrefractor m

refractor

n
(Phys) → brechendes Medium
(= telescope)Refraktor m
References in classic literature ?
THE Director of an Observatory, who, with a thirty-six-inch refractor, had discovered the moon, hastened to an Editor, with a four-column account of the event.
The objects in his previous three books were observed using a 4-inch (101mm) TeleVue Genesis refractor at high altitude in Hawaii.
70MM Refractor Telescope - Young and old astronomers alike can gaze into the galaxy and beyond with this classic refractor telescope.
As explained in the paper, following Hay's death in 1949 details of the fate of his 6-inch Cooke refractor seem to have been forgotten, if they were ever known outside his closest friends and family.
I even had a telescope--a little 60-millimeter refractor mounted on a wobbly tripod.
Huggins did indeed use a small Clark refractor for his early spectroscopic work, but the photograph actually shows him seated in front of a 15-inch Grubb refractor that was counterbalanced by an 18-inch reflector (not in view).
The great Meudon refractor has been out of action since the early 1990s, but at least the dome has been restored and money has been allocated for the refractor be refurbished.
Each of our professional catadioptric and refractor telescopes is equipped with a focuser, filter wheel and CCD camera, which gives our members a profound viewing experience.
I "showed" them Albireo, the well-known double star in Cygnus, through the 12-inch refractor there.