or co·ro·no·graph

[kuh-roh-nuh-graf, -grahf]

noun Astronomy.

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

1885–90; earlier coronograph. See corona, -graph
Related formsco·ro·na·graph·ic [kuh-roh-nuh-graf-ik] /kəˌroʊ nəˈgræf ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for coronagraph




an optical instrument used to simulate an eclipse of the sun so that the faint solar corona can be studied
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