Which Is Better Reflector or Refractor Telescope?

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Telescopes are optical instruments used to magnify the view of objects that are far. They are of two categories; reflectors and refractors. Refractor telescope uses convex lenses while a reflector telescope uses concave lenses. Each one of them has its own advantage and to determine which is better mostly depends on what type of viewing you are going to carry out, your budget and portability.
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Large lenses deform under their own weight, but mirrors can be supported. Reflectors do not suffer from chromatic aberration like refractors do. Large mirrors need only one optical
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Refractor. The cost more though for the same size aperature.
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Reflectors are better than refractors. During refraction, different colors respond differently resulting in distortion (chromatic aberration). All colors act the same in reflection.
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Personally I thing an 8 inch dob (reflector) is the ideal starter telescope. Cost is reasonable and they are easy to use and learn the night sky with. They also have enough aperture
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