Schmidt camera
noun Etymology: B. Schmidt died 1935 German optical scientist Date: 1936 a photographic telescope with specialized optics that correct for spherical aberration and coma — called also Schmidt telescope

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  • Camera obscura — Camera obscura, optische Kammer, Dunkelkammer, eine von Leonardo da Vinci [1] (1500) erfundene, von Erasmus Reinhold (1540) und besonders von Giambattista della Porta (1553) vervollkommnete Vorrichtung zur Projektion reeller Bilder von… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Schmidt system — [shmit] n. 〚after B. Schmidt (1879 1935), Ger astronomer〛 a wide angle optical system having a concave, spherical mirror whose aberration is neutralized by a correcting lens: often used in special, photographic reflecting telescopes to obtain… …   Universalium

  • Schmidt system — [shmit] n. [after B. Schmidt (1879 1935), Ger astronomer] a wide angle optical system having a concave, spherical mirror whose aberration is neutralized by a correcting lens: often used in special, photographic reflecting telescopes to obtain… …   English World dictionary

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  • Schmidt-Väisälä camera — The Schmidt Väisälä camera is an astronomical telescopeIntended for wide field (5 to 10 degrees of arc) photographic work. It was designed by Yrjö Väisälä.Invention and designProf. Yrjö Väisälä originally designed an astronomical camera similar… …   Wikipedia

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