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"Serving the Universe on a Paper Plate"

Activity: Telescope View

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Imagine the circular paper plate as a telescopic field of view.  Draw what you see through the eyepiece or draw telescopic views of celestial objects as seen by Galileo or by the Hubble Space Telescope.  (Note: the HST camera yields non-circular images due to the camera's CCD configuration.)

astrocamp07563.JPG (17172 bytes) Sunspots seen at AstroCamp 2007.

Galaxy_S_design.jpg (22288 bytes) Galaxy  plate by Sarah Bueter.


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Stipple drawing (zoom) of moon, as seen through telescope, by Roger Grossenbacher.

Teleview moon.jpg (335950 bytes) Sketch of moon, as seen through telescope, by Roger Grossenbacher.

Telview-Jupiter.jpg (320999 bytes) Sketch of Jupiter, as seen through telescope, by Roger Grossenbacher.

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Observers at Astrocamp, an astronomy camp at YMCA Camp Eberhart in Three Rivers, Michigan, drew objects as they saw them through the telescopes. 

jacob.jpg (22884 bytes) anony1101.jpg (34027 bytes) See Gallery: Astrocamp 2003 for more examples of the campers' observations.

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Image of Cat's Eye nebula courtesy of Space Telescope Science Institute; Cat's Eye nebula plate by Sarah B.

Contributed by Chuck Bueter.

 

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