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The Maksutov telescope, the forerunner to the Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope, became the second type of compound telescope invented during its creation in 1944. The addition of the Maksutov corrector lens to the Cassegrain model of telescope created a more compact design in today's modern version of the Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope. Today, this telescope is one of the best designed types of telescopes with optimal definition and focus for planetary viewing. Well-known telescope manufacturers such as Meade, Bushnell, and Celestron produce the high definition Maksutov-Cassegrain telescope.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|