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'types' of telescopes

A 'phase array' is a radio telescope. It uses radio waves! Warin61 (talk) 23:31, 28 November 2018 (UTC)

Not a telescope

Radar is not a telescope. Telescopes are passive devices, radar uses a pulse of power and detects the reflection of that wave. Warin61 (talk) 23:31, 28 November 2018 (UTC)


The telescope:type=solar got the icon for radio (seeway/310789518).

There are certainly more than the 3 standing in the taginfo today, but I do not know if github will make a change in this case.--geozeisig (talk) 06:42, 29 November 2018 (UTC)

Not easy. They do operate optically .. but they look different from either radio or optical telescopes. So might need a different symbol eventually. Not too worried by it. Warin61 (talk) 07:12, 29 November 2018 (UTC)