Types of viewfinders

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  1. BlueWind

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    Hello: I apologize for the very basic nature of this question. What is really a Newtonian viewfinder and what is a Galilean viewfinder? All the information on this topic will be welcome (definitions, links, etc).
    Thanks in advance
    JF
     
  2. Marco Gilardetti

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    Galileian type uses lenses, it's a reversed telescope. It's a refractive device.

    Newtonian should use mirrors (at least partially, or in the form of prisms) . It's basically a reflective device.
     
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    Thanks a lot, Marco, for your answer.
    Regards
    JF