stratoscope


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stratoscope

[′strad·ə‚skōp]
(optics)
A balloon-borne astronomical telescope for taking solar or other celestial photographs at high altitudes; subsequently, the photos are transmitted to a ground receiving station.
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A few years later saw the first uncrewed astronomy flight with Stratoscope I, a 12-inch reflector launched to study turbulence on the Sun (S&T: Jan.
The Stratoscope II telescope, which operated about 50 years ago, achieved a remarkable 0.
I hope to be celebrating a second win in this race, having won it on Stratoscope (which beat Well Chief) in 2003.
In support of his contention, Shapiro points out that back in the 1970s, Stratoscope II, a balloon-borne telescope flown by astronomers from Princeton (N.
In a January 16 announcement, Oracle claimed that "the Stratoscope (sic) research study analyzed all retailers trading on any public stock exchange worldwide, with revenues higher than $500 million and at least 80 percent of revenues coming from retail activities.
High-Flying Eye "On November 26th, the Stratoscope II 36-inch telescope was launched beneath tandem balloons from Palestine, Texas.
Belief in the presence of markings on Uranus waned in 1970 after the Stratoscope II balloon lofted a 36-inch telescope to an altitude of 80,000 feet and obtained images of Uranus free from the effects of atmospheric turbulence.