Refractor or Reflector Telescope

Should you choose a refractor or reflector telescope. It sounds like such an easy question, but there is a world of difference between a refractor or reflector telescope.

Refractor or Reflector TelescopeFortunately, the differences and advantages of a refractor or reflector telescope and much more will be the subject this week on the Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast.

During the webcast the Sky-Watcher USA team will take a close look at refractors and reflectors; their advantages and disadvantages as well as what they bring to the table for observing and imaging.

In both refractor or reflector telescopes, light is gathered and focused on a single point where a human eye can see it better than it could on its own. Both kinds of telescopes use different ways to do this.

A refractor telescope uses an optical lens to gather enough light to focus the light through to the eyepiece. A reflector telescope uses a primary mirror (objective) in combination with a secondary mirror (reflecting mirror).

Of course that’s just where the story begins and the Sky-Watcher USA team will do a deep dive!

The Sky-Watcher What’s Up? Webcast is a live webcast held every Friday from 10am to 11am Pacific on the Sky-Watcher USA YouTube channel. Each week they discuss a new astronomical topic including gear, visual and imaging techniques, interviews and more.

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