from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A spectroscope designed to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects, such as stars.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A spectroscope arranged to be attached to a telescope for observation of distant objects, as the sun or stars.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument consisting of an astronomical telescope with a spectroscope attached: so designated by Lockyer.
These two observers at once directed their telescope armed with spectroscopic adjuncts -- the telespectroscope is the pleasing name of the compound instrument -- to the new-comer.
This mechanism consists of an excessively sensitive plate, adjusted in the solar focus of the telespectroscope.
In the study of the fixed stars Secchi distinguished himself not only by the invention of new instruments (heliospectroscope, star spectroscope, telespectroscope), but especially by the discovery of what are known as the five Secchi types of stars deduced from about 4000 spectra of stars, on which he had been at work since 1863.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.