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reflecting telescope click to hear : reflecting telescope

Optical instrument that uses an objective mirror to observe celestial bodies.
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support finderscope eyepiece cradle main tube focusing knob right ascension setting scale azimuth clamp altitude clamp declination setting scale azimuth fine adjustment altitude fine adjustment

support click to hear : support

finderscope click to hear : finderscope

Small low-magnification telescope with a wide field of view; serves to locate celestial bodies.

eyepiece click to hear : eyepiece

Lens or system of lenses meant to magnify the image when placed before the eye.

cradle click to hear : cradle

Part that tightens around the main tube to secure it to the base.

main tube click to hear : main tube

The barrel of the telescope through which light rays travel; houses the optical system.

focusing knob click to hear : focusing knob

Adjusting device that makes it possible to obtain a clear image of the object.

right ascension setting scale click to hear : right ascension setting scale

Graduated disk indicating the right ascension of the observed celestial body.

azimuth clamp click to hear : azimuth clamp

Clamp serving to lock the telescope along its horizontal axis.

altitude clamp click to hear : altitude clamp

Clamp serving to lock the telescope along its vertical axis.

declination setting scale click to hear : declination setting scale

Graduated disk indicating the declination of the celestial body observed.

azimuth fine adjustment click to hear : azimuth fine adjustment

Fine-tuning device that serves to position the telescope horizontally.

altitude fine adjustment click to hear : altitude fine adjustment

Fine-tuning device that serves to position the telescope vertically.