Problem: A small telescope has a concave mirror with a 2.4 m radius of curvature for its objective. Its eyepiece is a 3.2 cm focal length lens.Part (a) What is the telescope's angular magnification? Part (b) What angle (in degrees) is subtended by a 25,000 km diameter sunspot? Assume the sun is 1.50×108 km away.Part (c) what is the image angular size (in degrees) in this telescope?

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Telescope's angular magnification:

M=-f0fe

Part (a)

f0 = R/2 = 2.4/2 = 1.2 m

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A small telescope has a concave mirror with a 2.4 m radius of curvature for its objective. Its eyepiece is a 3.2 cm focal length lens.

Part (a) What is the telescope's angular magnification? 

Part (b) What angle (in degrees) is subtended by a 25,000 km diameter sunspot? Assume the sun is 1.50×108 km away.

Part (c) what is the image angular size (in degrees) in this telescope?

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