Reflecting telescope
Reflecting Re*flect"ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster]

2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster]

{Reflecting circle}, an astronomical instrument for measuring angless, like the sextant or Hadley's quadrant, by the reflection of light from two plane mirrors which it carries, and differing from the sextant chiefly in having an entire circle.

{Reflecting galvanometer}, a galvanometer in which the deflections of the needle are read by means of a mirror attached to it, which reflects a ray of light or the image of a scale; -- called also {mirror galvanometer}.

{Reflecting goniometer}. See under {Goniometer}.

{Reflecting telescope}. See under {Telescope}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reflecting telescope — Telescope Tel e*scope, n. [Gr. ? viewing afar, farseeing; ? far, far off + ? a watcher, akin to ? to view: cf. F. t[ e]lescope. See {Telegraph}, and { scope}.] An optical instrument used in viewing distant objects, as the heavenly bodies. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • reflecting telescope — n. any of several telescopes having as the objective a paraboloid mirror mounted at the lower end of the tube and using various systems of mirrors for viewing the image by reflecting the incident light to an eyepiece; reflector * * * …   Universalium

  • reflecting telescope — ► NOUN ▪ a telescope in which a mirror is used to collect and focus light …   English terms dictionary

  • reflecting telescope — n. any of several telescopes having as the objective a paraboloid mirror mounted at the lower end of the tube and using various systems of mirrors for viewing the image by reflecting the incident light to an eyepiece; reflector …   English World dictionary

  • Reflecting telescope — 24 inch convertible Newtonian/Cassegrain reflecting telescope on display at the Franklin Institute. A reflecting telescope (also called a reflector) is an optical telescope which uses a single or combination of curved mirrors that reflect light… …   Wikipedia

  • reflecting telescope — noun optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668 • Syn: ↑reflector • Hypernyms: ↑optical telescope • Hyponyms: ↑Cassegrai …   Useful english dictionary

  • reflecting telescope — veidrodinis teleskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. mirror telescope; reflecting telescope vok. Spiegelfernrohr, n; Spiegelteleskop, n rus. зеркальный телескоп, m; отражательный телескоп, m pranc. télescope à miroirs, m; télescope… …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • reflecting telescope — noun A telescope which produces a magnified image by reflecting light through a series of mirrors housed in a tube, using a large curved mirror to gather the light and one or more additional mirrors to transmit the light to an eyepiece. Syn:… …   Wiktionary

  • reflecting telescope. — See under telescope (def. 1). Also called reflector. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • reflecting telescope — noun a telescope in which a mirror is used to collect and focus light …   English new terms dictionary

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