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Why was reflecting telescope invented?

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12/06/2008

Early lens telescopes were small, expensive, made from delicate glass, and had fringes of violet color around bright objects. People could make mirrors, first of polished metal, then from glass coated with silver, and finally from different glasses coated with aluminum and other chemicals. These mirrors are larger, cheaper, and reflected light without making the color fringes. The reflecting telescope made modern Astronomy possible.