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Telescopes

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  1. Telescopes • It is the telescopes ability to enlarge an image • Telescopes capture and magnify light which helps us to see in more detail. 1. What is magnification? 2. How can telescopes help you see far?

  2. Telescope Types • A telescope which is used to gather and focus light. Example- reflector &refractor • A telescope that uses glass lenses to gather light. • A telescope that uses a series of curved mirrors to gather and focus light. 3. Optical Telescope 4. Refractor Telescope 5. Reflector Telescope

  3. Optical Telescopes Refractor Reflector

  4. Telescope Types • a radio receiver which picks up radio waves. Can be used on cloudy night. • Operated from Earth’s orbit so that images are not distorted by the Earth’s atmosphere. 6. Radio Telescope 7. Hubble Space Telescope

  5. Telescopes Radio Telescope Optical Telescope

  6. Hubble Space Telescope

  7. Telescopes (Do not write) • Great Canary Telescope-The observatory sits atop a mountain on the island of La Palma, part of the Canary Islands. • What is the biggest telescope in the world?