reflecting telescope


Examples of reflecting telescope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 1969, Carnegie opened Las Campanas Observatory in Chile’s Atacama Desert, replete with a 100-inch reflecting telescope of its own. Corinne Purtill, Los Angeles Times, 3 Oct. 2023 Six decades later, Isaac Newton completed the first successful reflecting telescope, using a concave mirror that concentrated light much more efficiently. David W. Brown, The New Yorker, 6 Aug. 2023 Charles Parsons grew up in a scientifically minded family at Birr Castle, in Ireland, where his father built a world-renowned reflecting telescope in the 1840s (above). IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2019 Based on his theory of color, Newton concluded that refracting telescope lenses would be plagued by chromatic aberrations (the dispersion of light into colors) and built the first practical reflecting telescope, using reflective mirrors rather than lenses as the objective to solve that problem. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 13 Jan. 2023 They are created as starlight spreads around the support structures inside reflecting telescopes like Hubble. Julia Musto, Fox News, 16 Feb. 2023 Scientists and inventors, including Charles Babbage, traveled to Birr Castle to see the Leviathan of Parsonstown, a 1.8-meter (72-inch) reflecting telescope that William built during the 1840s. IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2019 The effect of Pluto’s atmosphere on distant starlight is small and hard to observe with the 60-centimeter reflecting telescope that the team used. The Physics Arxiv Blog, Discover Magazine, 21 May 2020 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

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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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