In 1610, When Galileo observed the sky with his telescope the stars seem
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Galileo magnification

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Galileo magnification

  1. 1. In 1610, When Galileo observed the sky with his telescope the stars seem to be closer. In fact, the telescope has a magnification. He took 2 objects with the same size (for example 2 pieces of paper). One piece of paper was put at a great distance of the telescope (about 40m). With one of his eyes he observed the object through the telescope. He wrote the distance between his eye and the piece of paper A distance =………………..m His assistant took the other piece of paper. He stood with the paper in his hand in front of the telescope. Galileo observed the object with his other eye. So with one eye he saw the first objet through the telescope and with the other he saw the second object without the telescope. Galileo’s assistant moved still the second object seems to have the same size than the other. Galileo wrote the distance between the second object and his eyes. B distance =………………..m The report for: A distance/B distance= Telescope magnification …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. One of our test: Another way to calculate magnification: Nowadays, we know how to calculate a telescope magnification we have to find on the telescope the objective focal length and the eyepiece focal length here

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