Newtonian Reflector Telescope Kit

Published: 05th January 2011
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Astronomy is a wonderful interest to get yourself into and there's no better way to get involved than by buying yourself a telescope. You may have wanted to purchase a telescope for a while but have never really known what to choose and which one is right for you. If you're stuck on which one to purchase, you can't go wrong with a Newtonian reflector telescope.

The difference between Newtonian reflector telescopes and other telescopes is their utilization of mirrors instead of lenses to create light and enlarge images. The use of curved mirrors helps prevent the occurrence of chromatic and spherical distortions. This basically means that images are clearer for the astronomer.

Many people regard the Newtonian reflector telescope as the first functional instrument of its kind. You will find the main mirror at the lower end of the cylinder. From the main curved mirror it reflects light and image through the telescope to the top and secondary mirror. To focus on an image, the telescopic should be pointed towards that direction and the flat secondary mirror positioned at 45 degrees.

The Newtonian reflector telescope has a very famous inventor who also lends his name to this telescope. If you haven't guessed already, the inventor was great Sir Isaac Newton. This excellent telescope can be bought at a highly affordable price which may surprise you.

One minor problem with this type of telescope is that it needs to be realigned on every usage. Maintenance is also required from time to time to keep mirrors dust and smudge free for better viewing. Compared to other telescopes this is perhaps the one that requires the most maintenance to use. Others include the Gregorian reflector, Cassegrain reflector, Richey Chretien and Dall-Kirkham telescopes.

It's important to bear in mind that regardless if you buy a Newtonian reflector telescope or any other that has been mentioned, that you find out the pros and cons to find the one that suits you. Spend time researching both in the stores and online to get the best for your money.


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