• Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
    Double-Carrying Telescopic Band-Mill
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Telescopical Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic vision.
    • Telescopical Having the power of extension by joints sliding one within another, like the tube of a small telescope or a spyglass; especially Mach, constructed of concentric tubes, either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war vessel, which may be put out of sight by being lowered endwise.
    • Telescopical Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope.
    • Telescopical Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic stars.
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Lick Observatory telescope Lick Observatory telescope
Paris Exhibition telescope Paris Exhibition telescope

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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.
    • telescopical Same as telescopic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • 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.
    • adjs Telescopical pertaining to, performed by, or like a telescope: seen only by a telescope
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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
    “The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.”
  • Victor Hugo
    “Where the telescope ends, the microscope begins. Which of the two has the grander view?”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. télescopique,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Gr. tēle, at a distance, skopein, to see.


In literature:

The year Sixteen Hundred Nine is forever fixed in history, through the fact that in that year Galileo invented the telescope.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12" by Elbert Hubbard
He spoke also of the fixed stars, which seem by the aid of a telescope to be innumerable.
"The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, January 1844" by Various
Their telescopes brought the three thousand seven hundred and fifty miles down to about ten.
"A Honeymoon in Space" by George Griffith
But the telescope shows us a state of matters vastly different from this.
"Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith" by Robert Patterson
And then Karl looked through a small telescope that he rested on his peg.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
It seems to me that my hands would teach me better what is passing in the moon than your eyes or telescopes.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
They know where they ought to be, and training their telescopes in that direction they wait, knowing they will find.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
We know it when we look in a telescope.
"The Voice of the Machines" by Gerald Stanley Lee
In effect, a telescope.
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
For ten minutes I peered through the telescope, and still no sign.
"Out Around Rigel" by Robert H. Wilson

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
They brought him onions strung on ropes,
And cold boiled beef, and telescopes,
And balls of string, and shrimps, and guns,
And chops, and tacks, and hats, and buns.
"Pasha Bailey Ben" by William Schwenck Gilbert
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
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:

This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the Westbrook Nebula.
Kepler Space Telescope Discovers Tatooine-Like Twin Star/Twin Planet System.
Give your telescope a night off and target these wonders through binoculars .
NuSTAR telescope shows black hole at center of Milky Way ( NASA / October 23, 2012 ).
How a Telescopic Lens Muddles Psychiatric Insights.
You know you really bought the tele­scope for your­self.
One potential project calls for sending a telescope far beyond Pluto.
Gift Guide 2008, Gifts for Him, JC Penney Telescope.
Sky & Telescope editor emeritus Leif J Robinson passes away at age 71.
Lewis Carroll and His Telescoping Determinants.
This is the farthest that the Hubble Space Telescope will ever see.
Krista Thornes holds her son David Piotrowski, 4, as he looks through a telescope at the planet Venus as it passes in front of the Sun Tuesday at Minnesota State University.
The telescope was launched Feb 11.
NASA announced yesterday that the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered yet another moon circling around the dwarf planet Pluto, bringing the total known number up to five.
A team of scientists using the Hubble Space Telescope said Wednesday they have discovered the tiniest moon yet around Pluto.

In science:

For radio telescopes, the ratio is lower than for optical telescopes.
Scientific impact of large telescopes
Near continuous coverage will come with the next generation of space telescopes which will use wide field telescopes.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
With subsequent spectroscopy of these candidates from the European Southern Observatory 8.2m ANTU Very Large Telescope, we were able to choose seven SN Ia for the intensive followup with HST and ground-based telescopes.
Testing Cosmic Acceleration with Type Ia Supernovae
Activity 5: The Science Case for Extremely Large Telescopes An immediate goal of this working group is to develop the science case for future large telescopes, as that would form the basis for specific technological developments.
OPTICON: EC Optical Infrared Coordination Network for Astronomy
Two measures of the effectiveness of a telescope are the number of papers published in refereed journals that are based on data obtained by the telescope, and the citation count of those papers.
The Effectiveness of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope