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astronomical telescope

noun
1.
a telescope having an objective with a long focal length and an eyepiece with a short focal length, usually used for observing celestial bodies.
Also called Kepler telescope.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85
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British Dictionary definitions for astronomical telescope

astronomical telescope

noun
1.
any telescope designed and mounted for use in astronomy. Such telescopes usually form inverted images See Cassegrain telescope, Newtonian telescope, equatorial mounting
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