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    Optical instruments

    Optical instruments and apparatus: lenses, magnifiers, microscopes, spectacles, telescopes, binoculars, etc.; fibre-optic devices.

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    ABRIXAS

    Broadband Imaging X-ray All-sky Survey

    In English

    ALEXIS

    Array of Low Energy X-ray Imaging Sensors

    In English

    AMOS

    Air Force Maui Optical System

    In English

    ANTF

    Australia Telescope National Facility (https://www.atnf.csiro.au/)

    In English

    AOS

    ACTS Optical System

    In English

      AOT

      Alignment Optical Telescope

      In English

      ApOpt

      Applied Optics

      In English

      ATA

      Allen Telescope Array

      In English

      ATCA

      Australian Telescope Compact Array

      In English

      ATM

      Apollo Telescope Mount

      In English

      AXAF

      Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility

      In English

      BAT

      Burst Alert Telescope

      In English

      BBXRT

      Broad Band X-Ray Telescope

      In English

      BBXRT

      Broadband X-Ray Telescope

      In English

      BCFHT

      Bulletin d’information du téléscope Canada-France-Hawaii

      In French

      BDY

      Burst Detector Optical Sensor

      In English

        BUOU

        Backup Optical Unit

        In English

          CDSC

          Coupling-Display Scanning-Telescope Manual Control

          In English

          CIRRIS

          Cryogenic Infrared Radiance Instrument(ation) for Shuttle

          In English

          CoRoT

          Convection, Rotation & planetary Transits

          In English

          CoRoT
          Convection, Rotation et Transits planétaires

          = WFPC | Wide Field Planetary Camera | In English

          In French

          COSTAR

          Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement

          In English

          CRISTA

          Cryogenic Infrared Spectrometer Telescope for Atmosphere

          In English

          DIRV

          Dedicated Interferometer for Rapid Variability

          In English

            EGRET

            Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope

            In English

            EGRET

            Energetic Gamma Ray Explorer Telescope

            In English

            ELT

            Extremely Large Telescope

            In English

            FiIO

            Fiber and Integrated Optics

            In English

            FO
            Fiber-Optic

            The abbreviation FO (Fiber-Optic) is included in abbreviations such as FODS (Fiber-Optic Demonstration System), FOG (Fiber-Optic Gyro), FOGM (Fiber-Optic Guided Missile) and FOIRL (Fiber-Optic Inter-Repeater Link).

            In English

            FOC

            Faint Object Camera

            In English

              FODS

              Fiber-Optic Demonstration System

              In English

                FOG

                Fiber-Optic Gyro

                In English

                FOGM
                Fiber-Optic Guided Missile

                The abbreviation FOGM (Fiber-Optic Guided Missile) includes the abbreviation GM (Guided Missile).

                In English

                FOIRL

                Fiber-Optic Inter-Repeater Link

                In English

                FORC

                Fiber Optics Research Center (www.fibopt.ru/eng/)

                In English

                FOS

                Faint Object Spectrograph

                In English

                FTT

                Field Test Telescope

                In English

                GHRS

                Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph

                In English

                GLAST

                Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope

                In English

                HIRS

                High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder

                In English

                HST

                Hubble Space Telescope

                In English

                HUT

                Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope

                In English

                IACT

                Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope

                In English

                IASI

                Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer

                In English

                IRIS

                Infrared Instrumentation System

                In English

                ISO

                Infrared Space Observatory

                In English

                ITU

                Infrared Telescope Unit

                In English

                LAIRT

                Large-Aperture Infrared Telescope

                In English

                LOCS

                Local Optical Correction System

                In English

                  LST

                  Large Space Telescope

                  In English

                  LST

                  Large Stellar Telescope

                  In English

                  MAGIC

                  Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescope

                  In English

                  MITTS

                  Mobile IGOR Tracking Telescope System

                  In English

                  MMOS

                  Multimode Optical Sensor

                  In English

                    MRIR

                    Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer

                    In English

                    NuSTAR

                    Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array

                    In English

                    OTA

                    Optical Telescope Assembly

                    In English

                    PMIRR

                    Pressure Modulator Infrared Radiometer

                    In English

                    RXTE

                    Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer

                    In English

                    S&T

                    Sky and Telescope

                    In English

                    SIRTF

                    Space Infrared Telescope Facility

                    In English

                    SIRTF

                    Shuttle Infrared Telescope Facility

                    In English

                    SIXA

                    Silicon X-Ray Array

                    In English

                    SOQ

                    System Optical Quality

                    In English

                    SOT

                    Solar Optical Telescope

                    In English

                    SPIRIT

                    Spatial Infrared Telescope

                    In English

                    ST

                    Space Telescope

                    In English

                    STScI

                    Space Telescope Science Institute (https://www.stsci.edu/)

                    In English

                    TETRA

                    Terminal Tracking Telescope

                    In English

                    THEMIS

                    Télescope Héliographique pour l’Étude du Magnétisme et des Instabilités

                    In French

                    THIR

                    Temperature/Humidity Infrared Radiometer

                    In English

                    TRE/ITU

                    Teal Ruby Experiment/Infrared Telescope Unit

                    In English

                    UIT

                    Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

                    In English

                    UT

                    Unit Telescope

                    In English

                    VERITAS

                    Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

                    In English

                    VISSR

                    Visible/Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer

                    In English

                    VLT

                    Very Large Telescope

                    In English

                    WFPC
                    Wide Field Planetary Camera

                    = CoRoT, WFPC (see above)

                    In English

                    XEUS

                    X-Ray Evolving Universe Spectroscopy

                    In English