Reflecting telescope

Definition of Reflecting telescope

See under Telescope.
a telescope in which the image is formed by a speculum or mirror (or usually by two speculums, a large one at the lower end of the telescope, and the smaller one near the open end) instead of an object glass. See Gregorian, Cassegrainian, Herschelian, , above.

See also: Reflecting Telescope

Related Words

Cassegrainian telescope, coude system, coude telescope, Gregorian telescope, Herschelian telescope, Maksutov telescope, Newtonian reflector, Newtonian telescope, off-axis reflector, optical telescope, parabolic mirror, reflector, Schmidt camera, Schmidt telescope
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