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edited by Kara Lehman
This lab teaches students: how to determine focal length using the thin lens equation, how the diameter of a lens affects brightness, and how to determine image magnification and f-numbers.  Students then are asked to build their own refracting telescope.  After a review of questions students are then shown the different types of refracting telescopes.
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