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1 By: Mark Lavery Robin Alexander

2 How Does a Telescope Work? Galileos Telescope

3 Telescope…a system of lenses, mirrors or both used to gather light from a distant object and form an image. Telescope…Has three major functions -Gather light -provide resolution -magnification

4 Galilean- It consists of a convergent lens as objective ( the lens that forms the image); and its eyepiece (or ocular), placed in front of the focus, is a divergent lens Keplerian - eyepiece, or ocular, is a convex (positive, or convergent) lens placed in back of the focus, the point at which the parallel light rays converge; and the instrument produces an inverted (real) image that can be projected or made visible.

5 Newtonian- The Newtonian reflecting telescope contained a small plane mirror that was angled at 45 degrees. This was inside the prime focus and brought the light to the side of the telescope. Cassegrain- Permits short tubes relative to the mirror diameter. Gregorian- The Gregorian version of the telescope contains a concave secondary mirror outside of the prime focus. This helps to reflect the light back through a hole into a primary mirror.

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8 NewtonianKeplerian

9 New Technology Telescope La Silla, Chile

10 New Technology Telescope, Chile, 1989

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14 Radio Telescopes

15 Infrared and Ultra-Violet Telescope

16 X-Ray Telescopes

17 Transiting Exoplanet Survey

18 2020: Giant Magellan Telescope

19 King, Henry C. The History of the Telescope telescopes/


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