Telescope Basics

Telescope Basics

A telescope is a light gathering ‘bucket’ so the bigger the better (for visual observing)

Large magnification is not primary concern in most cases

A sturdy mount is essential for good viewing

'Horses for courses’ – There is no one ideal telescope for all purposes

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Click on the pictures for more information about the different types of telescope

Refracting telescopes

Reflecting telescopes