catadioptrics


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catadioptrics

the study of the reflection and refraction of light. — catadioptric, catadioptrical, adj.
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The design also avoids the long cooldown times associated with closed-tube catadioptrics.
Meade should have found a completely new name for its RCX400 and LX200R catadioptrics rather than continue to play fast and loose with venerated optical terms.
I'm confident that this same mount will work effectively with small catadioptrics and even with small Newtonians.
In the early 20th century, Bernhard Schmidt and Dmitri Maksutov invented catadioptrics, or compound telescopes, which use mirrors to gather the light but also include specialized corrector plates in front.
Apochromatic refractors, computer-slewed catadioptrics, and even a few collectibles with names like Quantum and Clark line our living rooms and home observatories.
A scope's focal length is shown either on the metal ring surrounding the front lens of a refractor and some catadioptrics (lower left), on a small plaque located on the scope's barrel or focuser (left), or in the often-overlooked user's manual.
Reflectors are grouped on the left; catadioptrics, such as Schmidt-Cassegrains and Maksutovs, are in the middle; and refracting telescopes are to the right.
Unlike at Stellafane, where commercial sales and displays are prohibited, at Riverside commercial exhibitors turn out in droves to display their wares - from enormous catadioptrics to tektites and astronomical trinkets.
Despite their varied appearances, all scopes can be divided into three distinct classes: refractors (those that use lenses), reflectors (those that employ mirrors), and catadioptrics (hybrids of the two).
I'm especially curious about how catadioptrics, fast Newtonians, and 3-inch refractors do on this star.
Yet for all their varied shapes and sizes, telescopes can be divided into three distinct classes: refractors, reflectors, and catadioptrics.