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Kamins telescope

Kamin using his telescope

Archer relaxing on Risa

Archer's telescope on Risa

Cochranes telescope

Cochrane's telescope

Enterprise-E through Cochranes telescope

The Enterprise-E viewed through a telescope

A telescope was an optical device consisting of variable combinations of lenses and mirrors that focused light, allowing for viewing of distant objects. They were widely used in the fields of astronomy and surveying. Early Human configurations of the telescope were constructed by Galileo Galilei. Later, the Nicholas U. Mayall Telescope also featured in Human history.

Zefram Cochrane used a catadioptric telescope to view the USS Enterprise-E in orbit around Earth in 2063. (Star Trek: First Contact)

Charles Tucker III once viewed a stellar nursery through a telescope located just outside of Anchorage. (ENT: "Fight or Flight")

In 2152, when Captain Jonathan Archer spent his shore leave on Risa, he had a date with Keyla Terrana on the balcony of his apartment. There he had a telescope and viewed through it until he finally directed Keyla to Earth's sun, which was about ninety light years away. (ENT: "Two Days and Two Nights")

This telescope was later sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay. [1]

In 2154, the Syrrannites used telescopes to discover three Vulcan cruisers over the Forge, ready to attack their compound in the T'Karath Sanctuary. (ENT: "Awakening")

Captain Philippa Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou kept a telescope, which had been in her family for centuries, in her ready room. In 2256, Commander Michael Burnham used it to obtain a closer view of a mysterious object that was obscured to sensors by a scattering field. (DIS: "The Vulcan Hello") After her death, Georgiou bequeathed the telescope to Burnham as part of her last will and testament. (DIS: "The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry")

A telescope was also included in the set of Star Trek: Discovery behind-the-scenes companion show After Trek.

The Federation deployed subspace telescopes in remote regions of space, such as the Argus Array. (TNG: "The Nth Degree")

Kamin built a telescope on Kataan that he and his daughter Meribor used often. (TNG: "The Inner Light")

Henry Starling kept a telescope in his office at the Chronowerx Industries tower. (VOY: "Future's End")

Rain Robinson once confessed to Tom Paris that the reason why she became an astronomer was because of her brother, who "had a telescope, a little refractor. You could barely see in the tree house next door actually, but it was enough to see the rings of Saturn." All she ever wanted since was to "reach up and touch them." (VOY: "Future's End, Part II")

In 2376, the starship USS Voyager was spotted by an observatory while trapped in orbit of a planet experiencing the effects of differential space-time. (VOY: "Blink of an Eye")

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