Huygens eyepiece

  1. an eyepiece consisting of two plano-convex lenses, the plane sides of which both face the eye.

Origin of Huygens eyepiece

First recorded in 1830–40; named after C. Huygens

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British Dictionary definitions for Huygens' eyepiece

Huygens' eyepiece

/ (ˈhaɪɡənz) /

  1. physics a telescope eyepiece consisting of two planoconvex lenses separated by a distance equal to half the sum of their focal lengths, which are in the ratio of three to one, and oriented so that their curved surfaces face the incident light

Origin of Huygens' eyepiece

C19: named after Christiaan Huygens (1629–95), Dutch physicist

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