Definition of Optical telescope
1. Noun. An astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources.
Terms within: Eyepiece, Ocular, Object Glass, Object Lens, Objective, Objective Lens
Specialized synonyms: Reflecting Telescope, Reflector, Refracting Telescope
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Optical Telescope
Literary usage of Optical telescope
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Space Flight: The First Thirty Years (1993)
"... Hawley, McCandless, Sullivan The Hubble Space Telescope, the first large optical telescope ever to be placed above the Earth's atmosphere and the first ..."
2. Selling to NASA (1994)
"... is a multipurpose optical telescope which, when placed in Earth's orbit, will enable scientists to observe objects in space that are 50 to 100 times ..."
3. NIST at 100: Foundations for Progressedited by Raymond G. Kammer edited by Raymond G. Kammer (2001)
"This success influenced the Corning Glass Works in casting a 5 meter (200 inch) mirror for what became the largest optical telescope in the world, ..."
4. Corona and Coronet: Being a Narrative of the Amherst Eclipse Expedition to by Mabel Loomis Todd (1899)
"... takes cognizance of faintest light from unknown suns blazing uncomprehended millions of miles away, which no merely optical telescope, however powerful, ..."