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- n. A low-powered telescope with a large field of view, used for finding comets.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A telescope of low power, having a large field of view, used for finding comets.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In astronomy, a telescope of low power, but with a wide field, used to search for comets. Also called comet-seeker.
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SOHO, which draws on help from citizen scientists around the world, is the single greatest comet-finder of all time, researchers said.