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Cochrane's 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 Meade telescope to view the USS Enterprise-E in orbit around Earth in 2063. (Star Trek: First Contact)

This type of telescope was actually a catadioptric one. (citation needededit)

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

A graviton telescope was a type of telescope which gathered and focused gravitons for forming images of spatial structures. (ENT: "Breaking the Ice")

Archer's telescope on Risa

In 2152, when Captain Jonathan Archer spent his shore leave on Risa, he had a date with Keyla 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") Burnham later gave the telescope to Saru, who kept it in his quarters. (DIS: "Choose Your Pain", "An Obol for Charon")

Actress Michelle Yeoh felt the telescope which her character of Philippa Georgiou left to Michael Burnham was a fitting bequest, Yeoh later recalling, "I thought that was a very special gift." ("A Woman's Journey", DIS Season 1 DVD & Blu-ray special features)
A telescope was additionally included in the set of Star Trek: Discovery behind-the-scenes companion show After Trek.

The second setting of the slaver weapon was a small telescope not unlike the ones possessed by the Kzinti and the Federation. (TAS: "The Slaver Weapon")

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

Kamin using his telescope

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. A radio telescope was a specialized telescope that detected radio waves. (VOY: "Future's End")

Rain Robinson once confessed to Tom Paris that she had become an astronomer because of her brother, who "had a telescope, a little refractor. You could barely see in the treehouse next door actually, but it was enough to see the rings of Saturn." All she had ever wanted since had been 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")

When Icheb decided to leave Voyager to be with his parents, Seven of Nine gave him a crate which included PADDs containing data on a variety of subjects that will allow him to continue his studies and a high-resolution telescope as a good-bye gift. (VOY: "Child's Play")

In the final draft script of TOS: "The Squire of Gothos", Carl Jaeger hypothesized that Trelane's drawing room, on Gothos, may have been based on observations of Earth using telescopes if they were powerful enough to view what was happening on the planet. This scripted line of dialogue was ultimately altered to refer to a theoretical viewing scope instead, though.
In the writers' second draft script of "Breaking the Ice", Charles Tucker II was established as having repeatedly taken his son Trip up to the mountains with a telescope, whenever a comet passed by.
In the first draft script of ENT: "Fusion" (which had the working title "Equilibrium"), Jonathan Archer mentioned having had a "backyard telescope" in his youth, which he had used to view the Arachnid Nebula.

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