Galilean telescope

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English[edit]

A diagramatic representation of a Galilean refractor

Etymology[edit]

Galileo +‎ -an + telescope

From Galileo, who was the first to use this type of telescope for astronomy

Noun[edit]

Galilean telescope ‎(plural Galilean telescopes)

  1. (astronomy) a type of refracting telescope (refractor) similar to the one used by Galileo Galilei

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