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GREGORIAN TELESCOPE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Gregorian telescope mean? 

GREGORIAN TELESCOPE (noun)
  The noun GREGORIAN TELESCOPE has 1 sense:

1. a reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror; light is brought to a focus through an aperture in the center of the primary mirror

  Familiarity information: GREGORIAN TELESCOPE used as a noun is very rare.


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GREGORIAN TELESCOPE (noun)


Sense 1Gregorian telescope [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror; light is brought to a focus through an aperture in the center of the primary mirror

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

Cassegrainian telescope; Gregorian telescope

Hypernyms ("Gregorian telescope" is a kind of...):

reflecting telescope; reflector (optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece)


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