refracting telescopere·fract·ing telescope
- a telescope in which a large biconvex lens causes light rays to converge to a focus, forming an image magnified by a biconvex eyepiece
- a similar telescope in which the converging rays are intercepted by a biconcave eyepiece
A telescope in which light from an object is gathered and focused by a lens, with the resulting image magnified by the eyepiece.
a refracting telescope;
f indicates the focus