verb (used with object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
verb (used without object), tel·e·scoped, tel·e·scop·ing.
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Origin of telescope
OTHER WORDS FROM telescopenon·tel·e·scop·ing, adjective
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If you live in a place with a dark night sky, you might be able to see M31 without a telescope.
But the results coming out of BOSS are beautiful, even if the telescope is hideous.
I visited the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico two years ago, where the telescope taking data for BOSS is located.
And let me say: those baffles make the telescope ugly, like its own mama puts a bag over its head before kissing it goodnight.
So while doomsday believers make a mad dash towards their shelters in 2029, I'll be going straight to a telescope.
My qualities are projected through the wrong end of a telescope and the world perceives me far smaller than I really am.Mortal Coils|Aldous Huxley
Captain Tracy had for some time been intently examining her through his telescope.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
No need to lower a boat,” remarked Christian, as he drew out the tubes of his telescope; “that fellow swims like a fish.The Lonely Island|R.M. Ballantyne
For under the plane there was no world at all, save through the telescope.Lords of the Stratosphere|Arthur J. Burks
To be sure they had to reckon with Mr. Rogers' telescope, or rather to leave it out of account.Major Vigoureux|A. T. Quiller-Couch
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A device used by astronomers to magnify images or collect more light from distant objects by gathering and concentrating radiation. The most familiar kind of telescope is the optical telescope, which collects radiation in the form of visible light. It may work by reflection, with a bowl-shaped mirror at its base, or by refraction, with a system of lenses. Other kinds of telescopes collect other kinds of radiation; there are radio telescopes (which collect radio waves), x-ray telescopes, and infrared telescopes. Radio and optical telescopes may be situated on the Earth, since the Earth's atmosphere allows light and radio waves through but absorbs radiation from several other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum. X-ray telescopes are placed in space.