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telescope into

1. To collapse by sliding down and fitting into a larger outer part or section. The lens telescopes into the body of the camera.
2. To cause something to collapse into something in such a manner. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "telescope" and "into." Make sure you telescope the antenna into the base before you pack the radio, or you could end up damaging it.
3. To change into a certain shape by collapsing in such a manner. The drinking cup telescopes into a small disc that you can easily slip into your pocket.
4. To condense something into a shorter, smaller, or more compact form or scale. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "telescope" and "into." It's going to be tricky to telescope such a sprawling novel into a two-hour movie. It's a shame that thousands of years of human history have to get telescoped into a single lecture, but there's just no way to cover every single event in one semester otherwise.

telescope into something

[for one cylindrical part of something] to fit down inside another part, thereby reducing the length of the whole. This part telescopes into this part. The tent poles telescoped into a small, compact unit.
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One of the original design goals of ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT) was for its four Unit Telescopes (UTs) to work together to create a single giant telescope.
In order to detect infrared light coming from places that are tremendously far away, the telescope has to be super cold.
The four unit telescopes (8.2 m each) that make up the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope have conducted groundbreaking astronomy for more than a decade.
Light enters the telescope through the objective lens (entrance pupil).
Michael Bremer, a space expert at the International Research Institute for Radio Astronomy (IRAM) and a project director for the Event Horizon Telescope clarifies that as opposed to building up a single telescope that can do this, cosmologists chose to go for the alternative of consolidating six telescopes to sort out a giant virtual telescope that is around 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) in measurement, PM cited.
Students will work with different lenses to observe how objects can be focused, just like in a telescope. Although students are working with lenses, not mirrors, they will begin to understand how optical parts affect the appearance of objects.
The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) network has come a significant step closer to completion with the installation and first light of three new 1-metre sized telescopes at the South African Astronomical Observatory's (SAAO) observing site at Sutherland.
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The telescope program is very popular in New Hampshire, so much so that the Bedford library has a six-month waiting list, even though it has four telescopes.
The spy telescopes given to NASA can be used in a project named "WFIRST-AFTA" (the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope-Astrophysics Focused Telescope Assets), Space.com reported.
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Several decades later, scientists started to experiment with the properties of mirrors and the reflecting telescope was introduced toward the end of the 1600s.
The custom-developed eddy sensors, which have been supplied to the Chinese Academy of Science for the telescope, consist of materials and components with very low thermal expansion rates and provide extremely high resolution.
Invention of the telescope. Claimed by Dutch lensmaker Hans Lippershey, although others (including Jacob Metius and Zacharias Janssen) are also sometimes credited.
Galileo, who also observed four of Jupiter's moons and the rings of Saturn, was one of the first people to use a telescope to study the sky.