Telescope in Milikan Experiment

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My book mentions a telescope in order to measure velocities of electron.But does not explain why to use it?Plz. tell me why to use a Telescope?Thanks.

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Could they mean microscope? AFAIK, Milikan's oil drop experiment was conducted in a small container, and small motions of the oil drops were being observed....

The drawing at the wikipedia.org entry for this experiment definitely calls it a "microscope":

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil-drop_experiment
 

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