Explore BrainMass

Explore BrainMass

    Galileo's Original Telescope

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    See attached for exact description and figure.

    The diagram above illustrates Galileo's original telescope. He used a convex objective lens with a focal length of 1.7m and a concave eyepiece as illustrated above. When this telescope is focused on an indefinitely distant object, its angular magnification is +3.

    a. What is the focal length of the eyepiece?
    b. What is the distance d between the two lenses?

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 6:53 pm ad1c9bdddf


    Solution Summary

    Galileo's original telescope is investigated in the solution.