Focus Friday - The Largest Optical Refracting Telescopes

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Friday, Mar 18 2011 by

A refracting or refractor telescope is a type of optical telescope that uses a lens as its objective to form an image (also referred to a dioptric telescope). The refracting telescope design was originally used in spy glasses and astronomical telescopes but is also used for long focus camera lenses.

Yerkes Observatory (Google Maps)
Yerkes Observatory

Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST) (Google Maps)
Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope (SST)
Lick Observatory (Google Maps)
Lick Observatory

Meudon Observatory (Google Maps)
Meudon Observatory

Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam (Birds Eye)
Astrophysikalisches Institut Potsdam

Nice Observatory (Birds Eye)
Nice Observatory
Allegheny Observatory (StreetView)
Allegheny Observatory

Pulkovo Observatory (Google Maps)
Pulkovo Observatory
Royal Observatory (Google Maps)
Royal Observatory

University of Vienna Observatory (Birds Eye)
University of Vienna Observatory