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reflecting telescope




A telescope that uses mirrors to magnify and focus an image onto an eyepiece or other device, such as an array of charge-coupled devices. Its main advantage is that, unlike a refracting telescope, it doesn't suffer from chromatic aberration. The main designs of reflector in use today are the Newtonian, Cassegrain, and Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes.


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