An optical instrument you use to look at the stars that makes the stars appear closer is an example of a telescope.
A camp bucket that telescopes into a disk.
Origin of telescope
- New Latin telescopium or Italian telescopio both from Greek tēleskopos far-seeing tēle- tele- skopos watcher spek- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Coined in 1611 by the Greek mathematician Giovanni Demisiani for one of Galileo Galilei's instruments presented at a banquet at the Accademia dei Lincei.