I am starting to write this post at around 5 AM in the morning, because I woke up from a random dream, in which I ended up being the titular character of a video game. After my divorce, one of the things I have been trying to find has been a diversion or something to focus on. Luckily, I have always been good at finding hobbies.
I was fortunate enough to have friends who would be willing to bear the cold with me and the insects in the middle of state parks.
The initial investment is a bit of a pain. I started with Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope. There are a bunch of reason. Please don't mind me being nerdy and continue reading on.
- Compared to refractive telescope(one which uses just two lenses to focus), reflective telescopes are compact and images are not dulled down. (if you want to know more loop up refraction , photon excitation, convcept of lasers)
- Reflective telescopes are less prone to chromatic aberrations. if a lens is not shapped correctly or has uniform density different light wavelengths get refracted differently and as a result focal length for each wavelength change leading to a blurred image with different colors. Here is an example:
- The last but not the least is that reflective telescopes are dirt cheap! But not as cheap as you think!