multi-mirror telescope

multi-mirror telescope

[‚məl·tē ‚mir·ər ′tel·ə‚scōp]
(optics)
A telescope in which light from several mirrors of similar shape is brought to a common focus by additional optical elements. Abbreviated MMT.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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