Definition of Refracting telescope

1. Noun. Optical telescope that has a large convex lens that produces an image that is viewed through the eyepiece.

Specialized synonyms: Field Glass, Glass, Spyglass, Galilean Telescope
Generic synonyms: Optical Telescope



Definition of Refracting telescope

1. Noun. A telescope which produces a magnified image by refracting light through a series of lenses housed in a tube, with a light-gathering objective lens at one end and an eyepiece at the other. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Refracting Telescope Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Refracting Telescope Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Refracting Telescope

refound
refoundation
refoundations
refounded
refounder
refounders
refounding
refounds
refract
refractable
refracted
refracted light
refractile
refracting
refracting angle of a prism
refracting telescope (current term)
refracting telescopes
refraction
refractionist
refractionometer
refractions
refractive
refractive accommodative esotropia
refractive amblyopia
refractive errors
refractive index
refractive keratoplasty
refractive keratotomy
refractively
refractiveness

Literary usage of Refracting telescope

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1813)
"refracting telescope.—The most simple refracting telescope consists of a tube, containing two convex lenses, the one having a ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"In other words, you have constructed a simple refracting telescope. Then take the magnifying mirror, and, turning your back to t\ie object to be looked at, ..."

3. Scientific Dialogues: Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of by Jeremiah Joyce (1852)
"OF THE refracting telescope. T. We now propose to describe the structure of telescopes, ... C. The former or refracting telescope depends, I suppose, ..."

4. Scientific Dialogues: Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of by Jeremiah Joyce (1838)
"C. The former or refracting telescope depends, I suppose, upon lenses for the operation ; and the reflecting telescope acts chiefly hy means of mirrors. ..."

5. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1831)
"The most simple refracting telescope consists of a tube, containing two convex lenses, the one having a long, and the other a short ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"If, therefore, an eye-piece of one inch focus is used The most important element in a refracting telescope is the objective, and, in a reflecting telescope, ..."

7. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1832)
"... refracting telescope. The most "simple refracting teles* scope consists of a tube, containing two convex lenses,(the one having a long, and the other a ..."

8. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1836)
"... comprehended after what has been said concerning the compound microscope, for the two instruments differ chiefly in respect to the refracting telescope ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Refracting telescope

Search for Refracting telescope on Dictionary.com!Search for Refracting telescope on Thesaurus.com!Search for Refracting telescope on Google!Search for Refracting telescope on Wikipedia!

Search