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written by Tim P. Slater
In this laboratory activity, students learn about lenses and telescope construction. Students will describe the nature of convex lenses, measure the focal length of several lenses, describe real and virtual images, and construct a simple refracting telescope in this activity.
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- Astronomy Education
- Instrumentation
= Telescopes
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
= Thin Lens
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
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© 1997 Tim Slater
Keplerian, lenses, telescope
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