astro lab 13 - is one of the most important tools...

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Experiment 13: Telescopes Tim May ASTR 1504L Tues. 2pm Conducted: 4/26/2011 Group Members: Sam Schultz Cory Vaughn Josh Wooten Purpose:
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The purpose of this experiment was to was to help us understand how and why telescopes work, by disassembling them and assessing the components that make them up. Also, we learned how to use the telescopes to view astronomical objects and focus them into a visible and clear field of view. Part 1: Telescopes: As we read in this part of the experiment, we are introduced to telescopes overall, since it
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Unformatted text preview: is one of the most important tools astronomers use. Ultimately, we learn that telescopes primary function is to collect light. A telescope does so by using a series of glass lenses, and can either be a reflecting or refracting telescope. We useda refracting telescope for this experiment, like the one Galileo used in the 1600s. Part 2: The Refracting Telescope: In this Part 3: Field of View: Part 4: Magnification: Part 5: Other telescope types: Conclusion:...
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