Definition of Maksutov telescope in English:

Maksutov telescope

Syllabification: Mak·su·tov tel·e·scope
Pronunciation: /ˈmäksəˌtôv, mäkˈso͞otˌôv/

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A type of catadioptric telescope having a deeply curved meniscus lens and a spheroidal primary mirror. A secondary mirror on the back of the lens brings the light to a focus just behind a hole in the primary mirror.


mid 20th century: named after Dmitri D. Maksutov (1896–1964), Soviet astronomer.

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