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Telescopes with longer focal lengths/higher focal ratios yield correspondingly higher magnifications for a given eyepiece over shorter ones. Assuming good optics and a steady sky, the practical upper limit for magnification is around 50× per inch of aperture. On rare occasions when the atmosphere is especially tranquil, as much as 100× per inch may be used on bright objects such as the Moon, planets, and double stars. But it is lower magnifications (7× to 10× per inch of aperture) that typically give the most pleasing results at the eyepiece, owing to their crisp images and wide, bright fields of view.

Some have parabolic primaries and others spherical ones, in both cases providing acceptable views of the Moon, planets, and brighter deep-sky objects. Unfortunately, they often have less than ideal mountings, which can be quite frustrating to the beginner. As with refractors, a simple, lightweight altazimuth is preferred over a heavier and often clumsy equatorial for casual stargazing. 5-inch, which currently sells for around $175. 2. Orion’s AstroView classical 6-inch Newtonian reflector, shown here on a German equatorial mount.

Black), which preserves the eye’s dark adaptation just as reading star charts with a red light does. ) Ritchey–Chrétien In an effort to improve the imaging quality of the classical Cassegrain reflector for photographic work, George Ritchey and Henri Chrétien jointly developed a marvelous new system in the early 1900s known as the Ritchey–Chrétien. Typically operating at effective focal ratios of f/8 or f/9, its hyperbolic primary and secondary mirrors give it both a larger and a flatter field than that of an ordinary Cassegrain, with total freedom from coma.

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