Types of Telescopes
Some telescopes vary so greatly in design that it’s quite obvious they’re different from others. And even those that look similar can actually be quite distinct. You can enjoy a wide range of unique capabilities granted by the many types of telescopes. Here is some information regarding a few of the more popular types of telescopes.
Commonly referred to as a compound telescope, the catadioptric telescope employs the use of a combination of mirrors and lenses. This combination serves to increase the scope’s focal range. It also allows for greater power. And despite the increase in power, you can also expect a lightweight telescope. Because of its efficient use of mirrors, the construction does not require as many materials, thus keeping the weight down. That’s one of the reasons people enjoy taking this telescope out into the field with them.
And for those of you just getting your start in the amazing field of astronomy, you’ll love what a dobsonian telescope has to offer. These incredibly simple telescopes still succeed in providing astounding views. In fact, it’s so simply that you can actually make your own dobsonian telescope. You can get some great planetary viewing in with this type of telescope. However, because of its design, you will need to maintain a low-light atmosphere, little light pollution, to truly be able to enjoy this telescope’s capabilities.
You can also check out a computerized telescope. These technologically advanced telescopes use programmed coordinates and identification numbers to locate, track and record different celestial objects.
Astronomy telescopes are very easy to use and require little training.
Telescope accessories vary depending on what type of telescope you have.