Newtonian telescope


noun

a reflecting telescope in which a mirror or reflecting prism is mounted on the axis near the eyepiece so that the image may be viewed from outside the telescope tube at right angles to the axis.

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Origin of Newtonian telescope

First recorded in 1755–65
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British Dictionary definitions for newtonian telescope

Newtonian telescope

noun

a type of astronomical reflecting telescope in which light is reflected from a large concave mirror, onto a plane mirror, and through a hole in the side of the body of the telescope to form an image
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