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2 Basic Types of Telescope
REFRACTORS
These are the most popular telescope for beginners. They use a lens to gather and focus the light of the object it's pointing at. Using a lens which is made from two elements or more, the refractor reduces false colours.
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There are two different types - the achromatic or apochromatic.
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Basic features of refractors include:
PROS;
  • small and compact
  • maintenance free
  • high resolution (excellent planet scopes)
  • Can be used during the day for terrestrial viewing without the image being upside down
CONS;
  • expensive for larger models and apochromatic
  • less light gathering power than reflecting telescopes because of their smaller size
  • Awkward to use when pointing straight up (straight up is the best place to view with a telescope)
  • false colour especially in larger models
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Reflectors gather light using a mirror which is curved. The curved mirror concentrates the light and is then magnified by an eyepiece. Newtonian reflectors (invented by Sir Issac Newton) can be identified by the eyepiece protruding from the side of the telescope. These are the most common and cheapest to buy. Other types of reflectors incorporate a front lens which corrects the incoming light first before hitting the main reflective mirror. These front lenses are called corrector plates and the different types used determine the type of reflecting telescope. The more popular types are the
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Schmidt-Cassegrain and the Maksutov-Cassegrain.
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To find out more about each type of telescope, including Newtonians,
click on their name. To find out the pros and cons of reflectors, please go to the next page.
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TELESCOPE INFORMATION

- TELECOPES
   - TELESCOPE TYPES
   - MOUNTS
   - LIGHT GATHERING POWER
   - CLOSER LOOK AT REFRACTORS
   - CLOSER LOOK AT REFLECTORS
   - TELESCOPE DIMENSIONS
   - TELESCOPE BALANCING
   - EYEPIECES
   - CLEANING OPTICS
  
- TELESCOPE TIPS
     - GENERAL TIPS
     - PLANET TIPS
     - FAINT/DEEP SKY TIPS
    
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- ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
- VIDEOING THE NIGHT SKY
- TELESCOPES AND ASTRONOMY LINKS
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TELESCOPE PRODUCT INFORMATION

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   - PHILIPS TOUCAM
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   - HUTECH ASTRONOMICAL PRODUCTS
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   - BYOT FOR SCHOOLS
   - TELESCOPE ACHROMATIC LENSES
  
- T & A MADE TELESCOPES

- CLASSIFIEDS
   - TELESCOPES
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   - MICROSCOPES
   - SECONDHAND
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