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Dobsonian

noun

pertaining to an inexpensive Newtonian reflecting telescope with a large aperture and short focal length, used by amateur astronomers for objects beyond the solar system

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from John Dobson, US amateur astronomer + -ian

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  • Don Marquis has something of dobsonian cunning to set his musings to delicate, austere music.

    Shandygaff Christopher Morley

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