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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.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Astronomy Education
- Instrumentation
= Telescopes
- Geometrical Optics
= Optical Instruments
= Thin Lens
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Laboratory
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
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© 1997 Tim Slater
Keplerian, lenses, telescope
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Slater, T. (1997). Lenses and Telescopes. Retrieved December 6, 2023, from http://web.archive.org/web/20130622043239/http://fileserver.net-texts.com/asset.aspx?dl=no&id=9706
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Slater, Tim. Lenses and Telescopes. 1997. http://web.archive.org/web/20130622043239/http://fileserver.net-texts.com/asset.aspx?dl=no&id=9706 (accessed 6 December 2023).
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Slater, Tim. Lenses and Telescopes. 1997. 6 Dec. 2023 <http://web.archive.org/web/20130622043239/http://fileserver.net-texts.com/asset.aspx?dl=no&id=9706>.
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