Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That end of a telescope to which the eye is applied.

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Examples

  • The eye-end of the hawser splashed up the shoal water, was wrapped securely, but in sorry landsman's fashion, about the big roots, and in response to

    Gold Out of Celebes

  • We attach a powerful spectroscope to the eye-end of a telescope in order to get as much light as possible concentrated on the slit; the latter has therefore to be placed exactly at the focus of the object-glass.

    The Story of the Heavens

  • A "spectroheliograph," consisting of a spectroscopic and a photographic apparatus of special type, attached to the eye-end of an equatoreal twelve inches in aperture, was erected at Kenwood in March, 1891; and with its aid, Professor Hale entered upon original researches of high promise for the advancement of solar physics.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

  • Take one of them in your hand, and leave the other suspended; bring the eye-end of the former near the eye-end of the latter; the suspended needle retreats: it is repelled.

    Fragments of science, V. 1-2

  • a small telescope (of 3-1/2 inches aperture and 50 focus), with a plate-holder at the eye-end, guarded in front by a spring-slide, the rapid movement of which across the field of view secured for the sensitive plate a virtually instantaneous exposure.

    A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century Fourth Edition

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