List of telescope types


List of telescope types
There are three main types of astronomical telescopes - and these are divided into subgroups. They all have their different advantages and disadvantages and they are used in different areas of astronomy.
Refractors (Dioptrics)
Reflectors (Catoptrics)
Combined Lens-Mirror Systems (Catadioptrics)
These types can be mounted on different types of mounts.


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