Astronomy The Solar System

Physics & Astronomy

Quiz 6 :
The Tools of the Astronomer

Quiz 6 :
The Tools of the Astronomer

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The telescope was invented by
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B

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Telescopes revolutionized astronomy because they
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C

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The aperture of a telescope is which of the following?
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C

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Why can a compound lens combat a refracting telescope's chromatic aberration?
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Which of the following is a valid reason to prefer a reflecting over a refracting telescopes?
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Large reflecting telescopes have mirrors that are ________ in shape.
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What optical phenomenon is pictured in the figure below? img
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Which of the following phenomena is shown in the figure below? img
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Which of the following phenomena is shown in the figure below? img
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Which of the following phenomena is shown in the figure below? img
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Which of the following phenomena is shown in the figure below? img
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According to the law of reflection, if a beam of light strikes a flat mirror at an angle of 30 relative to a plane perpendicular to the surface of the mirror, at what angle will it reflect, relative to a plane perpendicular to the surface of the mirror?
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A prism is able to spread white light out into a spectrum of colors based on the property of
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Chromatic aberration results from
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As a beam of light travels from one medium to another, the change in direction of the beam of light depends on
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Why do reflecting telescopes usually have a secondary mirror in addition to a primary mirror?
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An object sits infinitely far away from a parabolic mirror.At what distance from the mirror will its image be created?
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Which property of light is responsible for chromatic aberration?
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Cameras that use adaptive optics provide higher-spatial-resolution images primarily because
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The angular resolution of a large ground-based telescope (without adaptive optics) is typically
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