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terrestrial telescope

a refracting telescope having inverting lenses or an eyepiece that presents an erect image.
Origin of terrestrial telescope
First recorded in 1805-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The lack of atmosphere made it possible to use a power of magnification that no terrestrial telescope may use.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • The contrary condition of things would arise if a Galilean telescope or a terrestrial telescope of any kind were made use of.

    The Story of the Solar System George F. Chambers
  • Figure 27 is a section of a terrestrial telescope much used for military purposes.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • Type B: This telescope is a 19-27 power, 2-draw terrestrial telescope, in leather carrying case with sling.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
British Dictionary definitions for terrestrial telescope

terrestrial telescope

a telescope for use on earth rather than for making astronomical observations. Such telescopes contain an additional lens or prism system to produce an erect image Compare astronomical telescope
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