Looking at all the different devices which as otherwise known as telescopes. Highlighting the most popular (and ones you may not have heard off) we will look at all types including amateur, commercial and professional telescopes, how they are made and the benefits of type. There are a number of Telescopes from the home user to commercial scopes however they all share a common denominator which is light, each and every device needs this to perform correctly. Some Telescopes do not use optics, some do we have space and solar telescopes we see the typical home user has a Dobsonian telescope or similar. Here all will be explained.
A refracting or (better known as a) Refractor Telescope uses lens to form an image. In essence the design of the refracting telescope was in fact based upon nothing short of spy glasses and also astronomical telescopes however the goal of this device is to use as a long focus camera lens. Today, a refracting telescope is less well known and to that degree superseded by the popular reflecting telescope which in fact accommodates a far larger aperture; this is achieved by advances in modern technology. The refracting telescope was the in thing in the early part of the 19th century so it comes as no surprise technology has moved on. Read more
Sir Issac Newton Profile
The Newtonian Telescope was invented by Sir Isaac Newton way back in the 1660s, his creation being the world famous reflecting telescope. Newton mastered the assembly of the concave primary mirror with a diagonal secondary mirror which was laid flat thus his first reflecting telescope was born to the awe of the nation and the world with completion in 1668 the Newtonian Telescope is held in high esteem by both armature and professional telescope makers alike.