optical telescope

  1. an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources
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  • Observing astronomical objects in the infrared means that we can see much more than we can with optical telescopes.
  • Today's largest optical telescopes now have collecting apertures that are 10 m in diameter - some 500 times that of Galileo's first effort.
  • This mosaic of M31 merges 330 individual images taken bySwift's Ultraviolet/Optical Telescope.
  • Finally given are our detailed work results. We get the FWHM and EE of the Yunnan Observatory 1m optical telescope.
  • When most people think of astronomy, they envision gazing at the stars through an optical telescope, a system of mirrors and lenses that collects light.
  • The case for optical telescopes is less certain. Times, Sunday Times
  • The most obvious way in which we can escape from the physical limitations of our eyes is to employ a microscope, magnifying glass, or optical telescope to improve magnification and resolution.
  • Whereas ground-based optical telescopes have sub-arcsecond** resolution, and Hubble is quoted as having a resolution of 0.085 arcseconds, single-dish radio telescopes can only get resolutions of a few arcminutes. First Stellar Images
  • As for big Telescopes, Roger Angel, director of the Steward Observatory, and builder of most of the large mirrors used in terrestrial telescopes today wrote a paper and did a preliminary design of a ten meter optical telescope that would be assembled at ISS for a fraction of the cost of JWST. Astronauts Once Again Demonstrate Why Humans Must be a Part of Space Exploration - NASA Watch
  • The case for optical telescopes is less certain. Times, Sunday Times
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