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astronomical telescope


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n astronomical telescope any telescope designed to collect and record electromagnetic radiation from cosmic sources
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: French astronomer Adrien Auzout had once considered building a telescope that was 1,000 feet long in the 1600s. He thought the magnification would be so great, he would see animals on the moon
    • Astronomical telescope a telescope which has a simple eyepiece so constructed or used as not to reverse the image formed by the object glass, and consequently exhibits objects inverted, which is not a hindrance in astronomical observations.
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In literature:

In 1898 Mrs. John C. Whitin, a trustee, gave to the college an astronomical observatory and telescope.
"The Story of Wellesley" by Florence Converse
A studious intimacy with such a lady was rather like the exposure of the silver moon to the astronomer's telescope.
"The Amazing Marriage, Complete" by George Meredith
No distinction was to be gained by observations which could not be confirmed by astronomers possessing more powerful telescopes.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
Sir George Airy was the Astronomer Royal, and showed the party over the building and gave them peeps through telescopes.
"More Science From an Easy Chair" by Sir E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester
He was born at Pisa in 1564, and in 1609 the first telescope used for astronomical observation was constructed.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Though not the inventor, he was the first to construct a refracting telescope and apply it to astronomical research.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
An astronomical telescope inverts images.
"How it Works" by Archibald Williams
This inversion of images by the astronomical telescope must be specially borne in mind with regard to the photographs of the moon in Chapter XVI.
"Astronomy of To-day" by Cecil G. Dolmage
But a great telescope and a high magnifying power are not required to interest the amateur astronomer in the study of the moon.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
And the astronomers of Earth turned their telescopes toward Venus with an interest they had never felt before.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Now, before the telescope was invented, many astronomers believed that there was water on the moon, and probably air also.
"Eighth Reader" by James Baldwin
An astronomer has made himself a roll of paper for a telescope, and imagines that he is looking at the heavens.
"Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles" by Daniel Hack Tuke
The methods of driving astronomical telescopes by means of clockwork will be found in the article TELESCOPE.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
He is a self-taught astronomer, and used an ingeniously constructed telescope of his own manufacture for studying the heavens.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
For firing, these mortars of course are pointed at a very high angle, almost like an astronomical telescope.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
He then called upon the astronomer to verify his deduction by the telescope.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
Galileo was the first to apply the telescope to astronomical observations.
"Astronomical Myths" by John F. Blake
Galileo was the first to use the telescope for astronomical purposes.
"Great Inventions and Discoveries" by Willis Duff Piercy
An astronomer and telescope maker of Southwick, Massachusetts, Holcomb became a surveyor in 1808.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini
This remark shows that such great telescopes are unsuited to the common purposes of astronomical observation.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted

In news:

The Chesmont Astronomical Society will present programs and speakers on astronomy, with telescopes available to view celestial objects.
0Transit of Venus turns into a community wide event, as local astronomers share their solar telescopes with the public.
The comet 's breakup was first spotted on Oct 26, by a team of astronomers from Italy's Remanzacco Observatory who were using the Faulkes Telescope North in Hawaii.
Astronomers used NASA's Chandra X-Ray telescope to spot this distant gigantic galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year.
Astronomers used NASA's Chandra X-Ray telescope to spot this distant galaxy creating about 740 new stars a year.
Russian astronomers using the International Scientific Optical Network's (ISON) telescope have discovered a comet that's scheduled to make its closest appearance to Earth in December of 2013.
Brother Guy Consolmagno, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican's Observatory, right, shows visitors the Globe of planet Mars during an exhibition celebrating the 400th anniversary of the demonstration of Galileo 's telescope.
Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, examining Galileo 's craftsmanship in a 400-year-old telescope.
In this image, astronomers use the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and a cosmic zoom lens to uncover the farthest known galaxy in the Universe.
Last March, the operators of the Hubble Space Telescope launched a competition, inviting amateur astronomers to dig into hundreds of thousands of images of outer space, helping discover hidden treasures and bring them to light.
Astronomers used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to unmask the dim, star-starved dwarf galaxy Leo IV.
Last Monday, an amateur astronomer in Wisconsin, Dan Peterson, was gazing through his telescope when he caught sight of a flash of white light in Jupiter 's gassy atmosphere.
Astronomers working with NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have discovered a nearby world that's smaller than Earth – and possibly covered with magma.
No astro­nom­i­cal sight is more breath­tak­ing, even in a small tele­scope, than Saturn 's celes­tial hat brim.
Scientists predict that this last round of repairs will finally allow astronomers to realize the full potential of the orbiting telescope.

In science:

SPIE, 4008, ‘Astronomical telescopes and instrumentation 2000: optical and infrared telescope instrumentation and detectors’, 1376 Storey, J. W. V., Ashley, M. C. B., Burton, M. G., & Lawrence, J. 2004, Beyond Dome C, in IAU Pub.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
The aim is twofold: (i) to monitor the use of the telescope in order to improve and maximize its scientific output through adjustments in the process of the allocation of observing time, and (ii) to report to the funding agencies, to the various governing committees, and to the astronomical community.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
The strategic way is to optimize already existing astronomical radio telescopes or radio detection experiments currently in preparation, rather than setting up completely new dedicated arrays.
Radio Detection of Particles from the Cosmos
Proposals for telescope time for follow-up that might be required as part of a proposal that was reviewed and funded through the NSF PNA would, of course, continue to be reviewed by astronomers on the Time Allocation Committee for that telescope.
Particle Physics and Astrophysics -- A whitepaper in response to a call to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Community from the Committee on Astro2010 for State of the Profession Position Papers
The Lucky Imaging technique, first proposed by Fried (1978), aims to improve the angular resolution of astronomical instruments on ground-based telescopes.
The Science Case for PILOT I: Summary and Overview
Neutrino telescopes may broaden our reach to the unknown like many other astronomical instruments which have discovered unexpected signals from the Universe; NTs can access sources that are opaque in photons.
In Search for Extraterrestrial High Energy Neutrinos
Abstract The Chinese Small Telescope ARray (hereinafter CSTAR) is the first Chinese astronomical instrument on the Antarctic ice cap.
Testing and Data Reduction of the Chinese Small Telescope Array (CSTAR) for Dome A, Antarctica
At the Pierre Auger Observatory, observations of γ are performed by two instruments: the Horizontal Attenuation Monitor, or HAM; and the (F/ph)otometric Robotic Telescope for Astronomical Monitoring, also known as FRAM [23, 24].
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
Proc., Astronomical Polarimetry 2008: Science from Small to Large Telescopes, eds.P.
Magnetic Field Properties in High Mass Star Formation from Large to Small Scales - A Statistical Analysis from Polarization Data
Solar station of Main astronomical observatory (Pulkovo observatory) is situated about 1 km from the place chosen for installation of new 2.5 m telescope on the top of Mt.
Sternberg astronomical institute activities on site testing programs
Study the man-made seeing in domes and telescopes, determine optimum parameters of astronomical domes (height, ventillation regime).
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
P.S. tried to actively promote these ideas by presenting them at various colloquia and meetings, publishing review papers, Russian translations of textbooks and proceedings on detectors and large telescopes of the future and, finally, writing his own books on new astronomical techniques.
Peter Scheglov --- pioneer of site testing in the Central Asia
The results of astronomical observations using real telescopes must be expressed using the IVOA VOEvent standard, be recorded and transmitted via registries and aggregators within and outside the VO, and then be captured and filtered by subscribing VO clients.
IVOA Architecture
Po jma´nski, G. 2001, in Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, Vol. 246, IAU Colloq. 183: Small Telescope Astronomy on Global Scales, ed. B.
Active Learning to Overcome Sample Selection Bias: Application to Photometric Variable Star Classification
We have analysed the rate of papers published in various astronomical journals produced by using these telescopes.
Paper Productivity of Ground-based Large Optical Telescopes from 2000 to 2009