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coronagraph

or coronograph

[kuh-roh-nuh-graf, -grahf] /kəˈroʊ nəˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/
noun, Astronomy.
1.
an instrument for observing and photographing the sun's corona, consisting of a telescope fitted with lenses, filters, and diaphragms that simulate an eclipse.
Origin of coronagraph
1885-1890
1885-90; earlier coronograph. See corona, -graph
Related forms
coronagraphic
[kuh-roh-nuh-graf-ik] /kəˌroʊ nəˈgræf ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coronagraph

coronagraph

/kəˈrəʊnəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf/
noun
1.
an optical instrument used to simulate an eclipse of the sun so that the faint solar corona can be studied
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