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Meaning of Maksutov telescope

Mak'su•tov tel'escope

Pronunciation: (mak'soo-tôf", -tof"), [key]
  1. a reflecting telescope in which coma and spherical aberration are reduced to a minimum by a combination of a spherical mirror and a meniscus lens placed inside the radius of curvature of the mirror.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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