off-axis reflector


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Synonyms for off-axis reflector

a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed

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I once caught a glimpse of the star in a 4-inch off-axis reflector, but that was during an exceptionally transparent night here in Connecticut.
While photographs can be a notoriously poor match to the impression of the heavens seen through an eyepiece, I have in fact glimpsed some of these dark lanes with a 4-inch, off-axis reflector. To the best of my knowledge, none carry any official designation.
Today off-axis reflectors remain rare, though the advice above remains valid.