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Telescope - Different types

Reflector or refractor? Schmid Cassegrain or Maksutov? Take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each of the individual design.

Refractor

The refractor - these are lens telescopes in the classical style. This paragraph is about different types of telescopes and the respective advantages and disadvantages.

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Reflector

The Newton Reflector mirror telescope is a classic par excellence. The principle is simple but ingenious. Isaac Newton developed this telescope in 1668. 

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Schmid-Cassegrain

A very popular telescope system is the Schmid-Cassegrain optic. It offers a very short overall length and a long focal length.

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Maksutov

Maksutov telescopes are a variant of the Cassegrain optic. They are often used for planetary observation.

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16.06.2019
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