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  1. Schmidt telescope, Schmidt cameranoun

    reflecting telescope that has plate that corrects for aberration so a wide area of sky can be photographed


  1. Schmidt telescopenoun

    A telescope, having a wide field of view, comprising a thin aspheric lens and a large concave mirror

  2. Etymology: From Bernhard Schmidt German optician


  1. schmidt telescope

    A Schmidt camera, also referred to as the Schmidt telescope, is a catadioptric astrophotographic telescope designed to provide wide fields of view with limited aberrations. The design was invented by Bernhard Schmidt in 1930. Some notable examples are the Samuel Oschin telescope (formerly Palomar Schmidt), the UK Schmidt Telescope and the ESO Schmidt; these provided the major source of all-sky photographic imaging from 1950 until 2000, when electronic detectors took over. A recent example is the Kepler space telescope exoplanet finder. Other related designs are the Wright camera and Lurie–Houghton telescope.


  1. schmidt telescope

    A Schmidt telescope, also known as the Schmidt camera, is a type of astronomical telescope that is specifically designed for wide-field observations. It uses a special type of corrector plate, known as a Schmidt corrector plate, in combination with a spherical primary mirror, to significantly reduce spherical and chromatic aberrations, enabling the capturing of large sections of the sky in a single image with extremely high quality and precision. The design was invented by German-Estonian optician Bernhard Schmidt in 1930.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schmidt telescope in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Schmidt telescope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5


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