Magnification of an Astronomical Telescope

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navneet9431
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My teacher taught me a formula for magnification in case of Compound Microscope,
Magnification=(Angle Made By Object On Aided Eye)/(Angle Made by Object on Un-aided Eye)

Can I use this formula for calculating magnification of Astronomical Telescope?

Thanks!
 

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davenn
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My teacher taught me a formula for magnification in case of Compound Microscope,
Magnification=(Angle Made By Object On Aided Eye)/(Angle Made by Object on Un-aided Eye)

Can I use this formula for calculating magnification of Astronomical Telescope?

Thanks!

Google is a wonderful thing :wink:

Here, have a read and anything you don't understand, come back with specific questions :smile: ...

http://rocketmime.com/astronomy/Telescope/Magnification.html


Dave
 
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sophiecentaur
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The Astronomical Telescope is a fair bit easier to undestand (putting aside the fancy additional lenses that are sometimes used) because the Objects can certainly be considered at 'infinity' and all the images appear in the same plane which (for most users) is also at Infinity. The angles involved are certainly what counts in a telescope.
+1 about the idea of using Google on this one.
 

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