Tag Archives: observatories

Improved Telescope Mirrors

When it comes to telescopes, bigger is always better. Bigger means more light-gathering power and better resolution. And a longer telescope—meaning, a longer focal length—can actually do wonders for your magnification power. Light-gathering power, by the way, just means how much … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Improved Reflecting Telescopes

Can you tell the difference between these two telescopes? I’ll give you a hint. They are both reflectors. I know I wrote before that you’ll normally find the eyepiece (the little bit tacked onto the telescope tube) on the side with … Continue reading

Posted in Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment