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flux collector


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A reflecting telescope with a large collecting area, designed to bring the maximum amount of radiation to a focus for measurement rather than provide an image; also known as a light bucket. Generally speaking, flux collectors have a less precise surface figure than conventional telescopes, and are usually intended for use at infrared and submillimetre wavelengths.

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