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a type of telescope in which the initial image is formed by a concave mirrorAlso called: reflector Compare refracting telescope
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How to use reflecting telescope in a sentence
In Fig. 43 trace out the corresponding parts in the mounting of a reflecting telescope.A Text-Book of Astronomy|George C. Comstock
But they wanted to get a better view of the heavens—a view through a Newtonian reflecting-telescope.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12|Elbert Hubbard
If the use be for carriage, the feet may shut up, like the usual brass feet of a reflecting telescope.Evolution, Old & New|Samuel Butler
Reflecting Telescope, 6½ inches aperture, well mounted, price only $70.
But it was Newton, about 1666, who first made a reflecting telescope; and he did it with the object of avoiding colour dispersion.History of Astronomy|George Forbes
Scientific definitions for reflecting telescope
[ rĭ-flĕk′tĭng ]
See under telescope.
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