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"By the time I can take people out to where Hubble is looking, they won't be human anymore, by a long way."
- Larry Niven

Ship's Telescope  
  A large telescope built into the main axis of the ship.  

This seems like a clever idea to me; I don’t recall reading it anywhere else.

He used the great telescope which was built into the main axis of the ship, always pointing directly along the line of flight, and which gave an enlargement of 1000 times.
From A Daring Trip To Mars, by Max Valier.
Published by Wonder Stories in 1931
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The ship's telescope was used for ultra-precise navigation and close up views of distant objects.

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