Optical Powers
Table of Contents

Title Page

    Optical Powers, Telescopes and Imaging

Introduction

    Dedication, Introduction, Credits and Funding


Image Sets

    All Images:  All Image Sets


Activity 1 Introduction to Telescopes

    Teacher Page: Introduction to Telescopes
    Student Page: Introduction to Telescopes.

Activity 2 Image Quality

    Tips 'n Tricks for HOU-IP (HOU Image Processing Software)
    Images: Tips-n-Tricks

    Teacher Page: Image Quality
    Student Page: Image Quality
    Images: 2-ImageQuality

Activity 3a Size in the Sky

    Teacher Page: Size in the Sky
    Student Page: Size in the Sky
    Images: 3a-SizeSky

   3b Dimes Worth of Sky

    Teacher Page: Dimes Worth of Sky
    Student Page: Dimes Worth of Sky

Activity 4 F-Box Explorations

    Teacher Page: F-Box Explorations
    Student Page: F-Box Explorations
    Pictures: Pictures of F-Box Experiment
    Document: Construction of the F-Box

Activity 5a In Focus

    Teacher Page: In Focus
    Student Page: In Focus
    Images: 5a-InFocus

   5b Experimenting with Focal Length

    Teacher Page: Experimenting with Focal Length
    Student Page: Experimenting with Focal Length
    Homework: Geometry, Ratios, and Similar Triangles
    Images: 5b-FocalLength

Activity 6a Gathering Starlight, Experimenting with Aperture

    Teacher Page: Experimenting with Aperture
    Student Page: Experimenting with Aperture
    Homework: Experimenting with Aperture
    Images: 6a-Aperture

    6b Another Look at Aperture

    Teacher Page: Another Look at Aperture
    Student Page: Another Look at Aperture

Activity 7 Gathering Starlight, Experimenting with Exposure Time

    Teacher Page: Experimenting with Exposure Time
    Student Page: Experimenting with Exposure Time
    Homework: Experimenting with Exposure Time
    Student Page: Conclusions
    Images: 7-ExposureTime

Activity 8 Resolution

    Teacher Page: Resolution
    Student Page: Resolution
    Images: 8-Resolution

Activity 9  Will it Fit on the Chip?

    9a Pixel Scale

    Teacher Page: 9a-Pixel Scale
    Student Page: 9a-Pixel Scale
    Student Page: 9a-Pixel Scale Data Analysis Chart   
    Images: 9a-PixelScale

    9b Field of View

    Teacher Page: 9b-Field of View
    Student Page: 9b-Field of View
    Student Page: 9b-FOV Data Analysis Chart
    Images: 9b-FieldofView


Appendix

A: Learning Standards

B: References

Telescope Specs

CCD Camera Specs

Microns and More

F-Box Construction

Basic Math Handouts

C: Propose a Telescope Imaging Experiment or Project!

Telescope / CCD System Options for Educational Projects


Note: We are continuing to add to and edit Optical Powers  in content and for style.  Please direct comments and suggestions to Vivian Hoette at vhoette@hale.yerkes.uchicago.edu. 02/02/2003