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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It was almost the perfect place for an astronomical telescope.Islands of Space | John W Campbell
For firing, these mortars of course are pointed at a very high angle, almost like an astronomical telescope.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
One word about the inversion of objects by the astronomical telescope.Half-hours with the Telescope | Richard A. Proctor
I should like to own a big astronomical telescope and a twenty-four-tune music-box.Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions | Slason Thompson
When an object is viewed through the type of astronomical telescope ordinarily in use, it is seen upside down.Astronomy of To-day | Cecil G. Dolmage
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