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The Ascent of the Mirror Lens and Reflecting Telescopes

  • Wilson Wall
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Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)

Abstract

It was Newton’s ideas about light and the impossibility of correcting for refrangibility by mixing complementary lenses that significantly slowed the production of achromatic lenses, as they were seen to be of no use in telescope manufacture. At the same time, his ideas did create some speculations over the value of using mirrors over lenses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilson Wall
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  1. 1.BewdleyUK

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