Question by  mile (15)

Why are reflecting telescopes so popular?


Answer by  TheTide (72)

Reflectors are popular due to their superiority to large, lens based refractors. They also do not distort colors as refractors do- a phenomenon known as chromatic aberration.


Answer by  jcm (117)

Because you get the most aperature for you money. The Dobsonian version of the reflector telescope is also very easy to setup and use.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

They are popular because they are cheaper than high quality lens telescopes. They are available for $30 or a little more for basic designs.


Answer by  TwoToneDodge (2204)

They are fairly inexpensive but still offer amazing sights. You pay a lot less than a refracting telescope but you can still see the planets.


Answer by  willard (874)

Reflectors are popular among professional astronomers because they are cheaper and have no chromatic aberration. Amateurs often use refractors, or Maksutov-Cassegrain telescopes which have both mirrors and lenses.


Answer by  choctaw (361)

The biggest reason is price. They are much cheaper than other types. They also offer wider range of vision. They are perfect to build as a science project.

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