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  • n. Plural form of telescope.


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  • Those telescopes, in which the observer, placed at the anterior extremity of the tube, looks direct into the tube and turns his back to the objects, were called by Herschel _front view telescopes_.

    Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men

  • A problem with this kind of telescopes is that the flux of muons from the cosmic ray interactions in the sky above the telescopes is by far larger than the expected amount of muons from neutrino interactions.

    High Energy Neutrinos from Cosmos

  • The positive refractive indices of normal materials necessitate the use of curved lenses, which inherently distort some of the light that passes through them, in telescopes and microscopes.

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  • One of them is the coelostat, the instrument used in telescopes to keep the images of the stars in place for arbitrarily long periods of exposures.

    Lippmann's and Gabor's Revolutionary Approach to Imaging

  • Mr. Dawes saw that the instruments must be of great excellence, and the outcome of the matter was that he ordered one or more telescopes from the American maker.

    The Reminiscences of an Astronomer

  • She looked at you with eyes that were like tin telescopes.


  • If you want big telescopes, that is far easier done with on orbit assembly than it is done with an 8 meter fairing launcher.

    Shuttle-C - NASA Watch

  • | Reply re Wingo: "If you want big telescopes, that is far easier done with on orbit assembly than it is done with an 8 meter fairing launcher."

    Shuttle-C - NASA Watch

  • Please note that this was long before the first telescopes, which is why he did his measuring with large, accurate versions of those instruments that ships 'captains had been using for many years.

    Tycho Brahe, Bibliodyssey, and other Astrological Landmarks

  • Trunks were strapped on the back of the coach and inside with the mistress were boxes and baskets and bundles, suitcases and two of those abominations known as telescopes, from which articles of clothing were bursting forth.

    The Comings of Cousin Ann


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