Are you looking for a telescope that has all the bells and whistles for less than $800? Look no more because you just found it! The 6″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope is one of the best selling Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes on the market today. Backyard astronomers are attracted to it because if offers quality optics and state of [...]
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Telescopes are very popular Christmas gifts for kids and adults alike. Gift givers have the best intent when buying a telescope for Christmas but they don’t always buy the right telescope. We’re making it easy for you by featuring only the best telescopes based on user reviews. We think these are great telescopes, but more [...]
Did someone say HUGE? How about HUGE and AFFORDABLE? That’s what you get with the SkyQuest XT10 Classic telescope. The XT10 is one of the world’s most popular telescopes because it features a big 10″ aperture and a small price tag. As far as reflector telescopes go, this bad boy is worth every penny. Did [...]
The Maksutov or ‘Mak’ is a catadioptric telescope design that employs a full diameter positive meniscus lens (commonly called a “corrector plate”) to correct the problems of off-axis aberrations such as coma found in reflector telescopes while also correcting chromatic aberration.
The Schmidt-Cassegrain was invented in 1940 by James Gilbert Baker as a modification of Bernhard Schmidt’s 1931 Schmidt camera. As in the Schmidt camera this design uses a spherical primary mirror and a Schmidt corrector plate to correct for spherical aberration.
A reflector telescope uses a mirror to bounce the light back towards the eyepiece. The most popular design is a newtonian reflector, invented by Newton himself. It uses two mirrors. A large primary mirror located at the bottom end of an opened tube and bounces back the light upwards on a small mirror located near [...]
A refractor telescope, also called refracting telescope uses a simple straightforward design that is virtually mainenance and adjustement free. The telescope uses a lens as its objective to form an image. Think of a typical spyglass you see in pirate movies. That’s essentially what a refractor telescope looks like.