Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The recession reduced consumer spending for new telescopes. To combat fluctuations in revenue, many participants sought to consolidate operations and achieve greater economies of scale. Over the next five years, increasing export activities will benefit the industry as manufacturers market to new demographics abroad.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
Telescopes are typically offered in three different optical configurations: refracting telescopes, reflecting telescopes and catadioptric telescopes. Each telescope type has its own advantages. While refracting telescopes are easy to maintain and are relatively inexpensive in smaller apertures, reflecting telescopes are well suited to the intermediate amateur astronomer. Demand for all industry-related products is anticipated to increase as participants expand economies of scope.
Refracting telescopes use lenses to gather and focus light. These lenses are thicker in the center than they are toward edges, which bend the light more at the edge of the lens than light coming through the center... purchase to read more