an eyepiece consisting of two plano-convex crown-glass lenses of equal focal length, placed with the convex sides facing each other and with a separation between the lenses of about two-thirds of the focal length of each.
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Origin of Ramsden eyepiece
1840–50; named after Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800), English maker of astronomical instruments
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