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An  in depth tutorial about the physics behind telescopes and spectrographs. The tutorial includes graphics, and questions with fully worked out solutions. The user can complete the tutorial online, print it, or download it.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Instrumentation
= Telescopes
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
Oscillations & Waves
- Wave Motion
= Interference and Diffraction
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Curriculum
= Tutorial
= Unit of Instruction
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Angular magnification, Cassegrain telescope, Galilean telescope, Gemini, Integral field unit spectrograph, Johannes Kepler, Keplerian telescope, Newtonian telescope, Schmidt plate, Schmidt telescopes, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, adaptive optics, alt-azimuth mounting, angular dispersion, angular resolution, aperture, astigmatism, astronomical telescope, chromatic aberration, collimator, collimator, coma, concave, constructive, convex, declination, destructive, diffraction, dispersion, echelle spectrograph, equatorial mounting, eyepiece, fibre-fed spectrograph, field stop, field-of-view, focal length, fringes, grating, image scale, interference, lens, mirror, monochromatic, multi-slit spectrograph, pattern, point spread function, polar, prism, real images, reflecting telescope, refracting telescope, refraction, spectral order, spherical aberration, virtual image, volume phase holographic grating
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