The components in a telescope
The basics: how is a telescope constructed? What is important? A detailed look at the most important telescope components.
A telescope consists of optics, mount, tripod, eyepieces and accessories. Here you will discover more about the individual components. Did you know, for example, that telescope mirrors can be manufactured from different types of glass? And that the choice of the type of glass makes quite a difference to the observation experience?
The mirror is vacuum-deposited onto a special glass. But what material is used and why is it important?
Telescope lenses are manufactured using various materials. But what are they, and how do they differ?
A classic or a limitless view: why the design is important and why high magnification is often not the best solution.
Why a mount is so important and why not every mount is suitable for astrophotography. With recommendations ...