telescopically

Definitions

  • Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv telescopically in a telescopic manner "each of the four legs contains a simple screw jack with a thrust bearing that is operated telescopically inside of two tubes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It takes the Hubble telescope about 97 minutes to complete an orbit of the Earth. On average, the Hubble uses the equivilent amount of energy as 30 household light bulbs to complete an orbit.
    • adv Telescopically In a telescopical manner; by or with the telescope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Hubble telescope is so powerful that it is like pointing a beam of light at a dime that is two hundred miles away.
    • telescopically In the manner of a telescope: as, an instrument that opens and closes telescopically.
    • telescopically By means of the telescope; as regards the view presented by the telescope.
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Quotations

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    “An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.”
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    “Enthusiasm is a telescope that yanks the misty, distant future into the radiant, tangible present.”
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    “When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope”
  • Henry Ward Beecher
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    “The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”
  • Victor Hugo
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    “Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?”

Usage

In literature:

He put his canvas telescope between his feet so that he could feel it.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
Richard, in the mean time, betook himself to the big telescope.
"Garman and Worse" by Alexander Lange Kielland
The astronomer's plate is put into his telescope, and then the telescope is turned towards the sky.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
This, perhaps, contains a telescope.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
To make them, they had telescopes which they now began to employ with great advantage.
"All Around the Moon" by Jules Verne
Through a telescope at the Heliograph Station I watched the men working hard at the sangar.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Was there not an observatory on the Mokattam Hills, too, where tourists could use the telescopes on privileged days?
"Four Weird Tales" by Algernon Blackwood
We see that the full illuminating power of the telescope is not brought into play.
"Half-hours with the Telescope" by Richard A. Proctor
A telescope, a simple telescope, only two English feet in length, falls into the hands of Herschel during his residence at Bath.
"Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men" by Francois Arago
I informed her how a bullet had passed between my eye and the telescope I was using, laying open my cheek.
""Over There" with the Australians" by R. Hugh Knyvett
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In poetry:

How often have the critics, trained
To look upon the sky
Through telescopes securely chained,
Forgot the naked eye.
"A Criticism of Critics" by Robert Fuller Murray
"Alas! no present saint we find;
The white cymar gleams far behind,
Revealed in outline vague, sublime,
Through telescopic mists of time!
"The Chapel of the Hermits" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Ah me! I see him on the cliff!
Farewell, farewell to hope,
If he should look this way, and if
He's got his telescope!
To whatsoever place I flee,
My odious rival follows me!
"Size And Tears" by Lewis Carroll
"They fought so well not one was left to tell
Which got the largest share of cuts and slashes;
When heroes meet, both sides are bound to beat;
They telescoped like cars in railroad smashes.
"How To Not Settle It" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The old have had their days of hope,
They worked as through a telescope,
On years to come;—which came and fled,
But left sweet vestiges behind,
In Memory's heart of hearts enshrined,
The joys of love—the sainted dead.
"Pleasures of Memory" by John Bowring
Then she cried, Oh! father dear, come here and see the wreck,
See, here take the telescope, and you can inspect;
Oh! father, try and save them, and heaven will you bless;
But, my darling, no help can reach them in such a storm as this.
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

It's the question amateur astronomers and I get asked when we set up our telescopes.
The making of a great telescope.
That's where the 60-inch Hale telescope, built in 1908, takes over.
White dwarfs (circled) seen by Hubble Space Telescope – stellar corpses.
But only recently have telescopes picked up on the bursts of activity that flank it.
The Martz Observatory has announced that it has recently acquired a 16-inch Ritchey-Chretien telescope to compliment its present robotic 24-inch Dall-Kirkham telescope.
As telescopes brought Earth's planetary neighbors into closer view, Lowell, an astronomer, proffered a bold theory about the nature of faint lines glimpsed on the surface of the Red Planet.
The International Year of Astronomy coincides with the 400th anniversary of Galileo's revolutionary telescope this year.
A proposed 8.4-meter Chile-based telescope will survey the entire visible sky deeply in multiple colors every week.
Scientists hope controllers of Hubble Space Telescope will take a closer look.
A photo taken by the Hubble Space Telescope shows previously known rings around Uranus .
Allen Telescope Array to augment the extensive sensors of Space Surveillance Network.
SETI telescope to help US Air Force track space junk.
New observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope show water vapor prevalent across young star system.
Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers find signs of water on a "hot Jupiter".
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In science:

Nucleosynthesis While echelle observations on 10 m-class telescopes have led to a greater number of DLA metallicity measurements at a greater range of redshifts, the most significant advances from large telescopes have come through studies of the relative chemical abundances.
Chemical Abundances in the Damped Lya Systems
The major astronomical space observatories that are active this current decade are the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, the Chandra, XMM and Integral high-energy telescopes, and, soon to come, the ESA Cornerstone Herschel/Planck.
Concluding Remarks: Gaia and Astrophysics in 2015-2020
For this purpose, we used the 1.3-m Warsaw telescope at the LCO, the 2.2-m MPI telescope at La Silla, and the 4m Blanco telescope at the CTIO.
The Araucaria Project
The hard X–/gamma–ray astronomy is moving toward a new generation of telescopes: from direct sky-viewing telescopes to focusing telescopes.
Development status of a Laue lens project for gamma-ray astronomy
Four telescope systems overlook the surface array. A single telescope system comprises six telescopes, overlooking separate volumes of air.
Air Fluorescence Relevant for Cosmic-Ray Detection - Summary of the 5th Fluorescence Workshop, El Escorial 2007
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