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Yerkes Observatory
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Yerkes Observatory is the home of the world's largest refracting telescope. Making larger refracting telescopes is not practical because when you point the telescope up towards the sky the weight of the large lens is so great it bends in the middle distorting the image. That's why all larger telescopes are reflecting, you can support a mirror and keep it flat so size and weight is not a limiting factor.
Copyright: Ned Chiariello
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6400x3200
Taken: 21/05/2011
Uploaded: 21/03/2014
Updated: 04/04/2014
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