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Newtonian telescope

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(Astronomy) a type of astronomical reflecting telescope in which light is reflected from a large concave mirror, onto a plane mirror, and through a hole in the side of the body of the telescope to form an image
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Noun1.Newtonian telescope - reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axisNewtonian telescope - reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axis
reflecting telescope, reflector - optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece; "Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"
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Albert Highe's book, Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes (Willmann-Bell), which details building highly portable large-aperture scopes, was one source of inspiration and ideas.
DETAILS: 12-inch Schiefspiegler and 15-inch Newtonian telescopes with SBIG ST10-XME CCD cameras.
com Tele Vue showed its new 3-inch BIG Paracorr for visual and photographic use on large-aperture, fast Newtonian telescopes with 3-inch focusers.
Readers wishing to learn more about designing and building scopes like Albert's should check out his new book, Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes (available from www.
The new book Engineering, Design and Construction of Portable Newtonian Telescopes by Albert Highe ($39.
5 meters) long, which is too short to be useful with most Newtonian telescopes that have their focusers high off the ground when imaging planets near the meridian.
You don't have to look very far to find amateur astronomers singing the praises of fast-focal-ratio Newtonian telescopes.
Astrophotographers shooting with Newtonian telescopes will be pleased to hear that Tele Vue has tweaked the design of its popular coma corrector to create the Universal Paracorr ($275), which accommodates a wider variety of cameras than previous models.
However, we feel that some of his findings are not representative of what a typical user of Newtonian telescopes should expect.