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 light a telescope can gather—and it works the same way as rain in a bucket. The bigger the bucket, the more rain you can collect.
And resolution means how much detail you can see in an image. It goes hand in hand with light-gathering power—more light means more detail.
So bigger, for serious astronomers, is the way to go. Until your mirror starts sagging.
Yeah…that’s a bit of a problem. But nowadays, we can fix it. Continue reading