Tag Archives: Reflector

Types Of Telescopes For Astronomy


The job of a telescope is to collect light, not to magnify an image (the eyepiece does that job). The larger the objective (the part that collects the light) whether it be a lens, in refractors, or a mirror, in reflectors, the more light the telescope will collect. The more light you can collect, the […]

Factors to Consider When Buying A Telescope

Refracting And Reflecting Telescope Diagram

When you first become interested in buying a telescope, it can be somewhat of a daunting task. What kind of telescope do you really need? There are so many different kinds to choose from and a very large price range too. What do you want your new telescope to do, and do you really need […]

The Ultimate Telescope Equipment Checklist For Astronomy


This is used as the ultimate checklist for anyone who intends to head out for a night under the stars. The article is structured into 4 Sections. The Basics, Optional Accessories, Telescope dependent Accessories & Astrophotography Accessories. All of which is available at most specialist stores. The Basics Telescope of any kind. If you have […]

How Do Telescopes Work?

Refracting And Reflecting Telescope Diagram

Lenses and mirrors are the elements used to collect and view focused light in telescopes. Mirrors are the medium for focusing in reflector telescopes, while lenses are the medium in refractors. Each type has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Refractor type telescopes use lenses. These lenses bend the light when it enters the telescope […]

Telescope Buyer’s Guide


This guide is from our experience with telescope customers and hope it is simple and helpful in helping you choose a telescope! Towards that end, the first and in some ways only rule of telescopes is: Aperture is King! Aperture is the diameter of the main lens or mirror of the telescope. The bigger it […]