Schmidt camera

noun
\ ˈshmit- How to pronounce Schmidt camera (audio) \

Definition of Schmidt camera

: a photographic telescope with specialized optics that correct for spherical aberration and coma

called also Schmidt telescope

First Known Use of Schmidt camera

1936, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Schmidt camera

B. Schmidt †1935 German optical scientist

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