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3 edition of The telescope. found in the catalog.

The telescope.

John Frederick William Herschel

The telescope.

(From the Encyclopædia britannica.)

by John Frederick William Herschel

  • 335 Want to read
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Published by A. and C. Black in Edinburgh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Telescopes.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Sir John F.W. Herschel ...
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB88 .H5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 190 p.
    Number of Pages190
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6962711M
    LC Control Number05037865

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A telescope is an optical instrument that makes distant objects appear magnified by using an arrangement of lenses or curved mirrors and lenses, or various devices used to observe distant objects by their emission, absorption, or reflection of electromagnetic radiation.

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