rotating-prism

rotating prism

noun Optics.
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Dove prism

noun Optics.
a prism that inverts a beam of light, often used in a telescope to produce an erect image.
Also called erecting prism, reversing prism, rotating prism.


Origin:
named after Heinrich W. Dove (1803–79), German physicist

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