In America the reflector has always kept at least even pace with the refractor.
The same eyepieces will serve for either the reflector or the refractor.
The reflecting telescope was invented; the recognized possibility of achromatism led to an improvement in the refractor.
With 3-inch refractor in the Punjab I found it “full scarlet.”
A refractor is also more convenient to handle than is a reflector.
I found the components white and light yellow with 3-inch refractor in the Punjab.
It is not easy to say which type of telescope, the refractor or the reflector, is the more famous.
Thus the refractor and the reflector differ chiefly in their manner of gathering light.
In the great Harvard refractor Vega is seen with no less than thirty-five companions.
Ward saw a 13th magnitude star between α and R with a 2⅞-inch (Wray) refractor.