A telescope, as used to gaze at stars and planets in the night sky. Shown with an optical tube mounted on a tripod, positioned at various angles and generally depicted as metal.
Commonly used for various content concerning astronomy, outer space, celestial objects, and science more generally. May also be used for various concepts of sight (e.g., spying, viewing).
Google and Twitter’s designs feature red hardware.
📅 Telescope was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010
and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.