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Telescope Pictures

Pictures of Telescopes at The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory

Use these pictures to help figure out what makes a telescope!

  1. What are the different parts of a telescope?
  2. Why are there different kinds of telescopes?
  3. What is needed to sense or record data from a telescope?
  4. How do telescopes assist astronomers in making observations?
The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory Quester Museum Telescopes
Newtonian Reflectors, some on Dobsonian and Equatorial Mounts.
Reflectors of the Schmidt-Cassegrain Design
The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory, Boller and Chivens 24 inch Reflector Telescope
New Dome for the 24 inch Telescope http://www.handsonuniverse.org/activities/Explorations/Telescopes/
Largest Refractor in the World - Yerkes 40 inch
The University of Chicago Yerkes Observatory, Remotely Operable Rooftop Telescopes

CCD Cameras


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