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The art or study of making and operating telescopes.

te·les′co·pist n.


someone who is adept with a telescope
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As a "street corner" telescopist in downtown Baltimore, I gave many passerby observers a glimpse of Uranus while it was conveniently close to Jupiter.
The ongoing cartography of the Moon is now firmly in the realm of space-probe investigation, rather than a pursuit for the amateur telescopist like Hill.
In terms of quantity, Millennium may offer as much for a small telescopist to find as many maps do for an 8-inch instrument.
Those galaxies might seem like an insubstantial fancy of the telescopist, hiding on the periphery of the naked-eye view that has bright Spica at its center.
Many acknowledge Moore as the consummate British amateur telescopist.