Optical telescopes use either lens' (refractory) or mirrors (reflective) to magnify light. Radio telescopes use dishes to pick up radio waves. sensors on the dishes collect the waves and turn them into a picture
The electromagnetic frequency they are designed to observe.
Optical telescopes focus visible light. Radio telescopes focus radio waves (much longer wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation).
As far as I know, there is no "optical radio telescope". There are, separately, optical telescopes (which work with visible light), and radio telescopes (which work with radio waves).
Radio telescopes pick up radio waves whereas Optical telescopes use light waves, so Radio telescopes show us things we cannot see with the naked eye or with optical telescopes.
Radio telescopes collect radio waves. Optical telescopes capture visible light waves.
Radio telescopes can measure a different part of the frequency spectrum than optical telescopes.
Optical telescopes use either lens' (refractory) or mirrors (reflective) to magnify light. Radio telescopes use dishes to pick up radio waves. sensors on the dishes collect the waves and turn them into a pictur e
No they are not bigger then radio telescopes at all.
Optical measures visible light, Radio measures electromagnetic radiation in that part of the spectrum corresponding to radio waves. Same with X-ray telescopes and x-rays. Optical is the kind you look through.
Radiotelescopes are generally far larger than optical telescopes, because the materials don't have to be as dense or as finely built as optical telescopes. Optical telescopes are made of precision-ground mirrors and lenses. Radio telescopes can be made out of wire mesh.
Simple, They are both telescopes!
Because radio wavelengths are much longer than optical wavelengths.
radio telescopes are telescopes that detect radio waves. they also have ti be much larger then optical telescopes because radio wavelengths are about 1,000,000times longer than optical wavelengths. as well as that useful information, i know that the surface of a radio telescope does not have to be solid.
Both types of telescope collect and focus electromagnetic radiation for observational purposes, the difference is their band of observed frequencies. Radio telescopes are used for the radio frequencies ( ~3km - ~30cm) while optical telescopes are used for frequencies closer to visible light ( ~0.7μm - ~0.4μm). Optical telescopes may also be able to detect infrared and ultraviolet light.
images that optical telescopes do not detect hope that helps i am also trying to research radio telescopes
Optical telescopes can not see through the clouds of dust and gases that surround and permeate our galaxy. A radio telescope can. What this means is that a radio telescope can see far further into the universe than an optical telescope.
using radio waves it collects the data.
They are optical telescopes.
Yes, that is correct.
Interstellar dust makes much of the universe opaque to optical telescopes, by radio telescopes can "see" through it. A radio telescope has to be much bigger than an optical scope.
They both have the same lens type in which the lens can absorb photosynthesis. the
Telescopes in general. Optical telescopes Radio telescopes Gravity wave telescopes