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Newtonian telescope

(type of reflector telescope)

A Newtonian telescope is a reflector telescope with a flat diagonal secondary mirror reflecting the light at right angles out of the cylinder of incoming light. It is a simple designed now used for some small telescopes. Isaac Newton used a spherical primary mirror, but the term is also used today if it is parabolic.


(telescope type,reflector)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newtonian_telescope
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton%27s_reflector

Referenced by pages:
Astrolux
reflector telescope
Schmidt-Newton telescope (SNT)
telescope type

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