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A refracting telescope uses a lens instead of a mirror to focus the incoming light, relying on refraction rather than reflection to achieve its purpose. Refraction is the bending of a beam of light as it passes from one transparent medium (for example, air) into another (such as glass).
Astronomy: A Beginner's Guide to the Universe (7th Edition) (book) by Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan
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