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Telescope Types and Designs

  • Robert L. Clark
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Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

In this chapter we examine the various telescope types from the point of view of an amateur telescope maker looking at the appropriate uses for each design type.

There is no “best design,” but depending on the intended use, there are advantages associated with each.

Keywords

Focal Length Objective Lens Spherical Aberration Chromatic Aberration Optical Aberration 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert L. Clark
    • 1
  1. 1.WestminsterUSA

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