- a refracting telescope having inverting lenses or an eyepiece that presents an erect image.
Origin of terrestrial telescope
First recorded in 1805–15
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- a telescope for use on earth rather than for making astronomical observations. Such telescopes contain an additional lens or prism system to produce an erect imageCompare astronomical telescope