Telescopes 101

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A simple presentation about the most important and iconic instrument of astronomers, the telescope--its history and classifications.

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  • 1. A is an instrument that gathers electromagnetic radiation.

2. Possible inventors of the telescope: Jacob Metius 3. Galileo Galilei 4. Isaac Newton 5. Kinds of Telescopes 6. Radio Telescopes 7. Infrared Telescopes 8. Optical Telescopes Refractor Reflector Compound 9. Refracting Telescopes (Dioptric) 10. Reflecting Telescope (Catoptric) Newtonian 11. Compound Telescopes (Catadioptric) 12. Maksutov-Cassegrain 13. Ultraviolet Telescopes 14. X-ray Telescopes 15. Gamma-ray Telescopes 16.