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Telescopes Optics Type

There are basically two different types of telescope. A distinction is made between refractor (lens) and reflector (mirror) telescopes.

How is a telescope constructed?

A telescope consists of the optic, the mount, and the eyepieces. Here you will discover more about the individual components. The most important differences can be found in the build-type: an important distinction is made here between lens telescopes (refractors) and mirror telescopes (reflectors). These two build-types are themselves split into different subtypes.