Key:telescope:type

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Description
Telescope Edit or translate this description.
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Requires
Wikidata
Status: de facto

Usage

Must be used together with man_made=telescope.

This tag is used to broadly categorise the spectrum that the telescope senses.


Values

Optical Telescope dome-14.svg

Everything from infra red to ultra violet. This includes all the visible spectrum.


Radio Telescope dish-14.svg

Radio telescopes includes all kinds of antennas - dish, phased arrays, dipoles, helical etc.

Gamma Telescope dish-14.svg


Questionable Tags

Solar Telescope dome-14.svg

Solar telescopes, sometimes called heliograph or photoheliograph are a special kind of optical telescope for observing the sun. Should these be tagged as optical telescopes? They certain should have the same or similar symbol.


Possible synonyms

  • telescope:type=phased_array ‒ This is a radio telescope. The phased array mechanism should be further sub-tagged, however such conflicting values are expected for a "de facto" or "in use" tag, especially for the ambigious *:type=* key suffix. Observing statistics cursorily in July 2020, there are 251 telescope:spectrum=* tagging the spectrum more clearly and detailedly, compared to 1822 telescope:type=*
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  • telescope:type=radar ‒ Telescopes are passive detectors. Radar are most commonly active radars, emitting a pulse of power to detect the returning reflection.
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See also