operating telescope

operating telescope

a magnifying lens that gives low magnification and a wide field of vision.
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For six months, the Plaskett was the largest operating telescope in the world.
In 1897, when the Yerkes refractor was dedicated in the rural town of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, it ranked as the largest operating telescope in the world (see page 26).
The event lasted less than a minute, but that was long enough for researchers operating telescopes in Chile and Brazil to use the star as a backlight to obtain new, more accurate measurements of Charon's radius, density, and atmosphere.
We are also looking at offering a support service for organisations already operating telescopes.
Helfand relayed the information to astronomers operating telescopes a t Kitt Peak near Tucson, Arizona, who were able to photograph the source site of the burst.
Yes, we see lots of telescopes at star parties and know many friends with operating telescopes, but the number of scopes in basements and attics gathering dust far exceeds the number gathering starlight.
Other jobs include building instruments, operating telescopes, presenting planetarium shows, programming computers, and writing or broadcasting about astronomy for the public.
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