The original 'Galileo Telescope' was designed by Galileo Galilei in 1609 is often referred to as a Galilean telescope. It uses a convergent (plano-convex or bi-convex) objective lens and a divergent (plano-concave or bi-concave) eyepiece lens.
Galileo’s best telescope magnified objects about thirty times. Due to imperfections in its design, such as the shape of the lens and the narrow field of view, the images were fuzzy and distorted. Notwithstanding these flaws, the telescope was still sufficiently good for Galileo to study the sky.
The Galileo Telescope company is based in India and began making telescopes for Indian amateur astronomers in 1989. Ever since then it has been a pioneer and the only manufacturer making Dobsonian Telescopes in India.
The first telescope made was an eight inch scope, a large one as the market in India goes. The telescope was an instant success for a variety of reasons.
It offers a user friendly design, and a beginner can use it straight away beneath the stars. It's an extremely easy to use telescope. The price is right, without any compromise in optical quality. The design is such that it can easily be made portable. The telescope is very stable and has no vibrations which are inherent in a German Equatorial.
These Galileo reflector telescopes, also referred to as Newtonian reflectors, are developed specifically for astronomy. They offer high-resolution images of the Moon and planets and are exceptionally good for observation of deep-sky objects such as nebulas, star clusters, and galaxies.
You can find a selection of versions in this class from small 75mm scopes(as shown above) which is for casual observers, upto 200mm for the more serious amateur astronomer.
The large aperture parabolic optics, allows sharp penetration deep in to the cosmic wondrous view of glittering star cluster, nebulas and galaxies.
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