Return to 		advanced index Beginners Intermediate Advanced





Telescopes


Introduction


Telescopes collect and magnify light from faint and distant objects, allowing us to look further into space than can be seen with the naked eye. The first telescopes were used in the early 17th century and there are three types now used today: Refracting, Newtonian and Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes. The image they produce can be viewed through an eye-piece or the light collected by a detector for analysis.

Click on the links below to find out more about telescopes

Types of Telescope

Detectors

Data Reduction

Faulkes Telescope



Return to advanced index Beginners Intermediate Advanced





Authors: Carolyn Brinkworth and Claire Thomas

Last updated: July 2001