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written by Robert O'Connell
These lecture notes describe the main features of optical-band telescopes---i.e. those which operate in or near the part of the EM spectrum to which our eyes are sensitive.   It also provides a link to an applet illustrating the differences between refraction, reflection, and diffraction and a video on "seeing" produced by the Earth's atmosphere.
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