[a-bey, ab-ey; Fr. a-bey]
Abbe may refer to:



  • Abbe (crater), a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon
  • Lake Abbe, African lake


  • Abbé, the French word for abbot
  • Abbe condenser, a component of a microscope
  • Abbe number, a measure of the material's optical dispersion
  • Abbe prism, a type of constant deviation dispersive prism similar to a Pellin-Broca prism
  • Abbe refractometer, a bench-top refractometer that offer the highest precision of the different types of refractometers
  • Abbe sine condition, a condition that must be fulfilled by a lens or other optical system in order for it to produce sharp images of off-axis as well as on-axis objects

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