Schmidt camera


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

called also Schmidt telescope

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Using the Survey's 0.7-meter Schmidt camera, Eric Christensen discovered an object called 2006 RH120 in orbit around the Earth. Corey S. Powell, Discover Magazine, 28 Feb. 2020

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Word History


B. Schmidt †1935 German optical scientist

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Schmidt camera was in 1934

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“Schmidt camera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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