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Maksutov telescope

[mak-soo-tawf, -tof] /ˈmæk sʊˌtɔf, -ˌtɒf/
noun
1.
a reflecting telescope in which coma and spherical aberration are reduced to a minimum by a combination of a spherical mirror and a meniscus lens placed inside the radius of curvature of the mirror.
Origin
after Russian opticist Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Maksutov (1896-1964), who designed such a telescope in 1941
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