objective prism

noun

Definition of objective prism

: a transparent prism of small apex angle but large size that is placed in front of the objective of a telescope to cause all stars and other objects to appear as short spectra in the focal plane where they may be photographed together on a single plate of the field

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“Objective prism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/objective%20prism. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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