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    Default Reflective vs. Refractive



    What is the difference?

    I have a reflective...

    And which is better/easier to use/pricey?

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    Have a look at these links

    What's a Newtonian Telescope?

    What is a Refractor Telescope and How Does It Compare?

    I'm not sure about qualifying a design as better, but overall I guess that refractors are almost maintenance free, as opposed to the issues of collimation and open tube optics of a reflector, but when it comes to price, for any larger scope the reflector is going to be by far the most cost effective.

 

 

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