Problem: Problem 10: 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 Randomized Variables R = 2.4 m fe = 3.2 cm 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 awayPart (c) what is the image angular size (in degrees) in this telescope?

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(a)

Angular Magnification:

M=-fofe

fo = R/2 = 2.4m/2 = 1.2m(100cm/1m) = 120 cm

fe = 3.2 cm

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Problem 10: 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 

Randomized Variables 

R = 2.4 m 

fe = 3.2 cm 

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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