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Astronomical Instruments1.What is a refracting telescope?2.What is the fundamental problem with refracting telescopes and how is thisproblem corrected?3.What is a reflecting telescope?4.What is the fundamental problem with reflecting telescopes and how is thisproblem corrected?5.Identify the three powers of a telescope and describe the physical property oftelescopes that is more important than any other for seeing what our eyescan’t see.6.Identify three limitations of ground based telescopes.7.How do we minimize the effects of atmospheric disturbances in imagesproduced by ground based telescopes?8.Identify three newer technologies that future telescopes will have and howeach of these technologies will improve on older designs.9.Explain why the Hubble telescope has surpassed larger, ground-basedtelescopes in the clarity of its images.10. What is meant by atmospheric transparency?
11.Identify where (ground, troposphere, ozone layer, magnetosphere) in the
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Term
Fall
Professor
Mr. Eiler
Tags
Astronomy, Hubble Space Telescope, Refracting telescope, cosmic background radiation

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