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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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 0.2-arcsecond resolution for images with 5 to 20 seconds of exposure time.
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.J.) University, found such dense clusters in the centers of some galaxies.
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.