Unformatted text preview: would be that they do not suffer from chromatic aberration because the light is reflected from the metallic film on the front surface of the mirror and never enters the glass. Both kinds of telescopes form a very small, inverted image that is difficult to observe directly, so astronomers use a small lens called the eyepiece to magnify the image and make it convenient to view. Both the refracting telescope and the reflecting telescope are designed to observe starlight in the sky. 2) What do you think is more important. ..a telescope with larger diameter or one that is longer in focal length? Does it matter what you are observing? 3) What qualities can a star's spectra tell you about that star?...
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- Spring '09
- Light, chromatic aberration, Refracting telescope, shorter wavelengths