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Of or relating to an optical system that uses both reflective and refractive elements.
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(ˌkætədaɪˈɒptrɪk) or


(Astronomy) involving a combination of reflecting and refracting components: a catadioptric telescope.
[C18: from cata- + dioptric]
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(ˌkæt ə daɪˈɒp trɪk)

pertaining to or produced by both reflection and refraction.
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[44] present a work about the possibility of creating a catadioptric system composed of two mirrors, focusing on the study on how the changes in the geometry of the system are reflected in the final image captured by the camera.
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This revision includes a new overview chapter on aberrations, a rewritten chapter on automatic lens design, and an expanded chapter on mirrors and catadioptric systems that incorporates a variety of newer systems, some with eccentric pupils.
The cooler can also be used in Maksutov-Cassegrains and other catadioptric systems. It sells for $129.95 for 8- to 11-inch scopes and $139.95 for 12- to 14-inch.
The fourth edition adds chapters on third-order aberration theory and calculation, and the design of mirror and catadioptric systems.