The Workings Of A Giant Telescope

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Telescopes have come a long way in the last few years and this video explains how modern modern telescopes work with modern thin mirrors,  adaptive optics and interferometry.

Isaac Newton is credited with building the first “practical” reflector in 1668 with a design that incorporated a small flat diagonal mirror to reflect the light to an eyepiece mounted on the side of the telescope.

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