Telescope fly

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Telescope fly (Zoöl) any two-winged fly of the genus Diopsis, native of Africa and Asia. The telescope flies are remarkable for having the eyes raised on very long stalks.
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Usage

In literature:

When he leaves go of his hat to use his telescope, his hat flies off, with immense applause.
"Vanity Fair" by William Makepeace Thackeray
A telescope cannot see an angel, though millions of them may be flying across its field of vision.
"A Wonderful Night; An Interpretation Of Christmas" by James H. Snowden
With the telescope I had seen him all through the battle, walking unharmed where the bullets were flying thickest.
"Daughters of the Revolution and Their Times" by Charles Carleton Coffin
McDevitt had the telescope set up next to his car and was practicing with it by tracking a high-flying osprey.
"The Flying Stingaree" by Harold Leland Goodwin
When Loudon had been at the Flying M three days Telescope suggested that they ride to town in the evening.
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
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In science:

The scientific case and technical challenges of space-borne long-baseline FIR interferometry have been studied in the USA and in Europe involving tethered or free-flying 3-m class cold telescopes with adjustable spacing for good u-v plane coverage.
A Demonstration of Spectral and Spatial Interferometry at THz Frequencies
SOFIA is the world’s largest flying observatory, consisting of a 2.7 m (diameter) reflective telescope that was developed by Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft und-Raumfart (DLR) that resides in a heavily modified Boeing 747-SP aircraft provided by NASA.
Early Science Results from SOFIA, the World's Largest Airborne Observatory
For large baseline free-space interferometers, in which an integral truss is impractical, individual free-flying telescopes will have to do precision formation flying and accurate fringe tracking.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
Consequently, plans for such lunar polar telescopes require substantial survey work, perhaps from fly-over radar studies, low-light imaging, or actual visits with illumination in tow.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
It is noteworthy that lunar gravity, while small, would require support structure connecting a lunar telescope to the surface that is substantially stronger than that needed to connect a free-flying telescope at EL2 to its shield.
Does the Lunar Surface Still Offer Value As a Site for Astronomical Observatories?
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