reflecting telescope


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Recent Examples on the Web Dr Isaac Roberts, an amateur astronomer and pioneer of astrophotography, took this image using a 20-inch aperture reflecting telescope. H.j. Mccracken, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2022 The modified Boeing 747 carries a 2.7-meter (106-inch) reflecting telescope and flies into the stratosphere. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 4 Nov. 2021 The modified Boeing 747 carries a 2.7-meter reflecting telescope that is used to observe and study a type of electromagnetic radiation in the universe called infrared. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of reflecting telescope

circa 1704, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reflecting telescope was circa 1704

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