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A type of catadioptric telescope used solely for wide-angle astronomical photography, with a thin glass plate at the front to correct for spherical aberration. A curved photographic plate is placed at the prime focus inside the telescope.
- ‘Racing the clock and the break of dawn, he turned the 48-inch Oschin Schmidt telescope at the Palomar Observatory to the location.’
- ‘Patrick is joined by Professor Fred Watson from the Anglo-Australian Observatory to view some of the wonderful images taken by the UK Schmidt telescope.’
1930s: named after Bernhard V. Schmidt (1879–1935), the German inventor.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.