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?
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
Optical Telescopes Refractor Reflector
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
Telescopes Radio Telescope Optical Telescope
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?