Galilean telescope


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Galilean telescope a type of refracting telescope that is no longer used in astronomy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Galilean telescope a refracting telescope in which the eyeglass is a concave instead of a convex lens, as in the common opera glass. This was the construction originally adopted by Galileo, the inventor of the instrument. It exhibits the objects erect, that is, in their natural positions.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Galilean telescope a telescope with a concave lens for its eye-piece
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In literature:

But this is not the only objection to the Galilean Telescope.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
The Galilean telescope was invented in 1609.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard

In science:

The laser is launched on sky by a launch telescope designed as a folded Galilean refractor.
Design of the wavefront sensor unit of ARGOS, the LBT laser guide star system