Definition of Reflecting telescope

1. Noun. 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"




Definition of Reflecting telescope

1. Noun. A telescope which produces a magnified image by reflecting light through a series of mirrors housed in a tube, using a large curved mirror to gather the light and one or more additional mirrors to transmit the light to an eyepiece. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reflecting Telescope

reflectances
reflectancies
reflectancy
reflected
reflected colours
reflected light
reflected ray
reflectent
reflecter
reflectible
reflectin
reflecting microscope
reflecting retinoscope
reflecting telescope (current term)
reflecting telescopes
reflectingly
reflectings
reflection
reflection X-ray microscopy
reflection coefficient
reflection factor
reflection nebula
reflection nebulae
reflection nebulas
reflectional
reflectionally
reflectionless
reflections

Literary usage of Reflecting telescope

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

1. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1893)
"THREE-FOOT reflecting telescope FOR SALE. An advertisement in Astronomy and Astro-Physics for February, 1892, announces that the three-foot reflecting ..."

2. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1872)
"The engraving intended to illustrate this paper represents a reflecting telescope of the Newtonian form, of 9^-inches aperture and 6 feet 2 inches focus, ..."

3. A System of Natural Philosophy: In which the Principles of Mechanics by John Lee Comstock (1832)
"The principle and construction of the reflecting telescope will be understood by ... One great advantage which the reflecting telescope possesses over the ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1861)
"______ On a reflecting telescope for Celestial Photography, erecting at Hastings, near New York. By HENRY DRAPER, MD In the summer of 1857, after the Dublin ..."

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