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electron telescope

noun
1.
a telescope in which an infrared image of a distant object is focused on the photosensitive cathode of an image tube.
Origin of electron telescope
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • It was highly improbable that the guard boat would carry an electron telescope.

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  • Then the electron telescope revealed a stubby, rotund cargo-ship, about to land on Mekin.

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  • The electron telescope could detect its larger planets, especially a gas-giant fifth-orbit world of high albedo.

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  • From this distance, though, even with an electron telescope, Calhoun could see no movement of any sort.

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  • He'd watched the ground through the electron telescope and he had a mental picture of the city from the sky.

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  • It was highly improbable that the guard-boat would carry an electron telescope.

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British Dictionary definitions for electron telescope

electron telescope

noun
1.
an astronomical telescope with an attachment for converting the infrared radiation emitted from the surface of planets into a visible image
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