Newtonian focus


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Newtonian focus:

see telescopetelescope,
traditionally, a system of lenses, mirrors, or both, used to gather light from a distant object and form an image of it. Traditional optical telescopes, which are the subject of this article, also are used to magnify objects on earth and in astronomy; other types of
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Newtonian focus

[′nü′tō·nē·ən ′fō·kəs]
(optics)
The position in a Newtonian telescope at which the image is formed, located at the side of the tube near its open end.
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