reflecting telescope

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Satellite dishes, some types of microphones, reflecting telescopes and even car headlights benefit from the reflective properties of parabolic dishes. Maya Wei-haas, Smithsonian, "Your Burning Questions About the Olympic Torch, Answered," 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, "Why incoming asteroids shouldn't keep you up at night," 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, "Dimming of Tabby’s Star likely caused by something less sexy than aliens," 4 Oct. 2017 The cheapest model is a $79.99 82mm reflecting telescope designed for on-the-go use. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, "This Is the Gear You Need to View the Upcoming Solar Eclipse," 24 July 2017

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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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