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The Flagstaff Astrometric Scanning Transit Telescope (FASTT) is a completely automated transit telescope utilizing scan-mode CCD cameras to measure the positions of hundreds of thousands of stars to fainter than 17th magnitude. Credit: US Naval Observatory.

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1 Yes or No, Optical telescopes use domes as a form of shelter.


2 Complete the text:

Match up the radiation letter with each of the detector possibilities below:
Optical rays - L
Visual rays - M
Violet rays - N
Blue rays - O
Cyan rays - P
Green rays - Q
Yellow rays - R
Orange rays - S
Red rays - T
multialkali (Na-K-Sb-Cs) photocathode materials



broad-band filter centered at 404 nm


thallium bromide (TlBr) crystals


18 micrometers FWHM at 490 nm

wide-gap II-VI semiconductor ZnO doped with Co2+ (Zn1-xCoxO)


3 True or False, The Hubble Space Telescope currently uses the Wide Field Planetary Camera (PC-2) with its F492M filter among others for green astronomy.


4 The Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network, provides?

students in the United States with free access
the Faulkes Telescope Project
a high-powered robotic telescope in Jamaica
a high-powered robotic telescope in Tasmania
on-site use of two high-powered telescopes
scientific investigations

5 True or False, The Hβ emission line does not appear when the F492M filter is used on the Hubble Space Telescope because its wavelength is 486.1 nm.


6 Which of the following are associated with the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope?

a launch location
Kitt Peak National Observatory
a heliostat
a distinctive diagonal shaft that continues underground
a theoretical resolution of 0.07"
NOAA designations

7 True or False, There is a 101-cm telescope at Bisei Astronomical Observatory.


8 Which of the following are associated with a Maksutov–Cassegrain telescope?

a launch location
spherical mirror
a corrector plate
correcting chromatic aberration
a positive lens

9 True or False, The first gamma-ray telescope was carried into orbit aboard OSO 3.


10 Complete the text:

An optical system that employs both refractive (

) and reflective (

) elements is called a catadioptric optical system.

11 True or False, The NuSTAR observatory has a 10.14 m instrument focal length for its Wolter I telescopes.


12 Complete the text:

Match up the telescope description with each of the telescope possibilities below:
an off-axis Ritchey-Chrétien ultraviolet telescope - J
two 10 meter telescopes - K
a 188 cm telescope - L
- M
a 1.6 m f/54 reflecting solar telescope - N
ASTRO-1, 0.3-12 keV, 90 eV and 150 eV at 1 and 6 keV, respectively - O
18 micrometers FWHM at 490 nm - P
a 101-cm telescope - Q
Teleskop Newtona.svg
- R
Teleskop Schmidta-Cassegraina.svg
- S
four 12 m optical reflectors - T
NOAO 188cm telescope.jpg

Shisetsu02 101cm.gif

Proba-2 fully operational in its final orbit.jpg

VERITAS array.jpg


Télescope Sky Watcher.JPG

Astro-1 payload.png

Primary Mirror of Keck Telescope.jpg

MENISCAS 180.jpg


Solar Telescope, Ondřejov Astronomical.jpg


13 True or False, A radio telescope has an aperture.


14 Which of the following are associated with an astronomical filter?

enhance the details of celestial objects
a given bandpass
a corrector plate
blocking a specific part of the color spectrum
adjusting the brightness

15 True or False, The Evpatoria RT-70 telescope in the Ukraine is a radar telescope.


16 Complete the text:

An astronomical interferometer is an

of telescopes or

segments acting together to probe structures with higher resolution by means of


17 True or False, The Large Binocular Telescope is located at Kitt Peak in Arizona USA.


18 Complete the text:

A comet seeker is a type of

telescope adapted especially to searching for comets: commonly of

focal length and

aperture, in order to secure the greatest

of light.

19 True or False, An astrograph is a telescope designed for the sole purpose of astrochemistry.


20 Complete the text:

The meridian circle is an instrument for

of the passage of stars across the local

, an event known as a transit, while at the same time measuring their angular distance from the


Hypotheses[edit | edit source]

  1. Every aspect of a telescope is open to questioning.

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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