How does a reflecting telescope work?

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Reflecting telescope use a parabolic mirror as objective to collect light.from the object.


This is magnified by an eye piece.AS usual focal length of objective divided by focal length of ye piece is the magnification/;..There is a 45 degree small mirror to redirect the the light beams to eye piece for convenient viewing..Light coming from the object hits the mirror and get focused in the 45 degree secondary mirror..The ye piece magnifies the image.enter image source here
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