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astronomical telescope

a telescope having an objective with a long focal length and an eyepiece with a short focal length, usually used for observing celestial bodies.
Also called Kepler telescope.
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First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
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astronomical telescope

any telescope designed and mounted for use in astronomy. Such telescopes usually form inverted images See Cassegrain telescope, Newtonian telescope, equatorial mounting
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