coudé

/ (kuːˈdeɪ) /

adjective

(of a reflecting telescope) having plane mirrors positioned to reflect light from the primary mirror along the axis onto a detector

Word Origin for coudé

French, literally: bent in the shape of an elbow, from coude an elbow
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