reflecting telescope


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Recent Examples on the Web With a field of view far greater than that of an equivalent reflecting telescope, Dragonfly promises to capture the dim glow of vast, tenuous gas clouds that hold clues to the universe’s unseen dark matter. Govert Schilling, Science | AAAS, 25 Mar. 2021 Context is a relatively low-resolution grayscale camera, whereas HiRISE uses the largest reflecting telescope ever sent into deep space to produce images with resolutions about three times higher than the images used on Google Maps. Daniel Oberhaus, Wired, 19 Jan. 2021 The great 200-inch reflecting telescope of the California Institute of Technology will start its career late in 1939 or early in 1940, considerably ahead of schedule. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 17 Dec. 2020 Its HiRISE camera, which carries the largest reflecting telescope ever sent into deep space, takes around 50,000 pictures of the Martian surface a year. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, 14 June 2019 Satellite dishes, some types of microphones, reflecting telescopes and even car headlights benefit from the reflective properties of parabolic dishes. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, 9 Feb. 2018 The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), a wide-field reflecting telescope built atop Chile’s Cerro Pachón mountain, could be operational by 2019. Joseph Dussault, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 Dec. 2017 To round out their observations, scientists also used data from AstroLAB IRIS, a public observatory with a 68cm reflecting telescope in Belgium. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2017 The cheapest model is a $79.99 82mm reflecting telescope designed for on-the-go use. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 24 July 2017

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circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

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