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radiotelescope, radio telescope
1. A combination of radio receiver and antenna, used for observation in radio and radar astronomy.
2. A form of directional radio antenna used in radio astronomy.
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radio telescope
An instrument used to make observations of celestial bodies at radio wavelengths.

The equipment usually consists of an aerial which collects the radiation and feeds it to a processing computer.

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