field flattener

field flattener

[′fēld ‚flat·ən·ər]
(optics)
A thin planoconvex lens placed in front of the photographic plate in some telescopes that have a curved focal plane so as to focus light on the flat plate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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