Monday, August 29, 2011

Telescope Types

Dhananjay Parmar

List Of Telescope Types

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are many ways of categorizing telescopes, and within major classifications, there are usually many variations due to professional, amateur, and commercial sub-types. Telescopes can be classified by optical design, such as refracting telescopes. Telescopes can also be classified by where they are placed, such as space telescopes. One major determining factor is type of light, or particle being observed including devices referred to as "telescopes" that do not form an image or use optics. Some telescopes are classified by the task they perform; for example Solar telescopes are all designs that look at the Sun, Dobsonian telescopes are designed to be low cost and portable, Aerial telescopes overcame the optical shortcomings of 17th century objective lenses, etc.





List of optical telescope types


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Optical telescopes can be classified by three primary optical designs (refractor, reflector, or catadioptric), by sub-designs of these types, or by the task they perform. They all have their different advantages and disadvantages and they are used in different areas of professional and amateur astronomy.



















































Telescopes classified by the task performed













List of telescope types working outside the optical spectrum

· Atmospheric Cherenkov telescope used to detect gamma rays








List of broad spectrum telescopes


List of telescope mounts types

Optical and other types of telescopes are mounted on different types of mounts.











o Barn door tracker (Scotch mount)









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