Newtonian Reflecting Telescope
Image illustrating light beams passing through a simple Newtonian Reflecting Telescope. This simulation shows parallel beams of monochromatic light striking a concave converging mirror (the objective or primary mirror) at right. The rays are reflected backwards to strike the small secondary mirror which reflects them perpendicularly out of the telescope to the eyepiece (convex lens at upper left).
Illustration ID: PHYSICS-OPTICS-Newtonian-Reflector-Telescope
Illustration size: 25.0 Mpixels (71.5 MB uncompressed) - 5000x5000 pixels (16.6x16.6 in / 42.3x42.3 cm at 300 ppi)
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