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George A. Van Biesbroeck (1880-1974), astronomer at Yerkes Observatory observing Mars when it approached close to the earth in 1926, and using the 40 inch refracting telescope, the largest of its kind in the world
All refracting telescopes have the same, basic premise; they operate using an (a) objective lens ( usually glass ) and (b) an eyepiece, both of which are crucial to gather more light than the human eye is able to collect on it's own, focus it, and present the user with a brighter, clearer, more precise and magnified image.