Who Invented the Refracting Telescope?

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Most people think that Galileo invented the refracting telescope in Venice 1609. But, this telescope was actually invented in 1608 by Hans Lippershey and Zacharias Janssen of the Netherlands. Galileo, when stumbling upon this invention simply just created a version of his own.
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The first refracting telescope was in the Netherlands in 1608. It is credited to three people, Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen and Jacob Metius.
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Hans Lippershey invented it in1608
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It took me less than 1 minute on Wikipedia to find the answer. The earliest evidence of working telescopes were the refracting telescopes that appeared in the Netherlands in 1608.
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The function of a mount is to keep a stable image as the viewer looks through the eyepiece. An unstable mount causes the telescope to vibrate for some minutes. The most stable mount
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