multiple-mirror telescope

multiple-mirror telescope

[′məl·tə·pəl ¦mir·ər ′tel·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A type of optical telescope in which images from several complete conventional telescopes that are mounted rigidly on a common frame and coaligned by an active laser and computer system are brought to a common focus by a mirror system.
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For example, an experiment at the Steward Observatory's Multiple-Mirror Telescope attained 0.
The NNTT, a proposed multiple-mirror telescope, would employ four separate mirrors to act together to simulate a single mirror 15 meters across, or to act separately.
The plan, as it has evolved since 1984 when NOAO decided that the NNTT should be a multiple-mirror telescope, envisions four mirrors, each of 7.

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