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US Navy 030826-N-9593R-043 Personnel at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., prepare the facility's historic 26-inch refractor telescope for optical viewing of Mars.jpg
Optical telescope Edit or translate this description.
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Telescope dome-14.svg
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may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations


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Status: in use

An optical telescope is a telescope that gathers and focuses light, mainly from the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum. To protect them, they are usually in a dome building.

To map the whole facility use man_made=observatory.

How to map?

Add a node node or draw an area area of the structure.

Add the tag man_made=telescope and telescope:type=optical.

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See also