- a telescope similar in design to the Cassegrainian telescope but less widely used.
Origin of Gregorian telescope
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- a form of reflecting astronomical telescope with a concave ellipsoidal secondary mirror and the eyepiece set behind the centre of the parabolic primary mirror
C18: named after J. Gregory (died 1675), Scottish mathematician who invented it
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