Could parts of a camera be spaced out over a distance rather then together to work in a way a normal camera cannot? What characteristics would this camera have over a normal camera?
In the picture the telescope in the picture below the telescope does not have a tube around it so is it necessary to have the lenses covered? Johannes Hevelius built the largest telescope in the world in Gdańsk. Its lens had a diameter of 120 millimeters. https://history.info/on-this-day/the-man-who-built-the-largest-telescope-in-the-world-in-poland-1611/
This answer of another question explains how a laser can be used to correct distortion from the atmosphere and I wander if it can be done with in the lens area?