Definition of Maksutov telescope in English:

Maksutov telescope

noun

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Maksutov telescope

/makˈsuːtɒf//ˈmaksʊˌtɒf/