astronomical telescope

noun
any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
Hypernyms: ↑telescope, ↑scope

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noun
: a telescope that is designed for observing celestial bodies and that requires no image-erecting system — compare terrestrial telescope

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a telescope having an objective with a long focal length and an eyepiece with a short focal length, usually used for observing celestial bodies. Also called Kepler telescope.
[1880-85]

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astronomical telescope UK US noun [countable] [singular astronomical telescope plural astronomical telescopes] astronomy
a telescope used to look at distant objects such as stars and planets by using either reflected or refracted light
Thesaurus: scientific study of the universehyponym space and the universesynonym

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  • Astronomical telescope — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • astronomical telescope — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms astronomical telescope : singular astronomical telescope plural astronomical telescopes astronomy a telescope used to look at distant objects such as stars and planets by using either reflected or refracted… …   English dictionary

  • astronomical telescope — astronominis teleskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. astronomical telescope vok. astronomisches Teleskop, n rus. астрономический телескоп, m pranc. télescope astronomique, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • astronomical telescope — a telescope having an objective with a long focal length and an eyepiece with a short focal length, usually used for observing celestial bodies. Also called Kepler telescope. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • astronomical telescope — n. telescope used to observe and view celestial objects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Telescope — Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope carp — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope fish — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope fly — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Telescope shell — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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