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Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction  

Geoff Cottrell

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780198745860
Telescopes have made dramatic revelations about the Universe and our place in it. Galileo’s observations of the Moon’s cratered surface and discovery of Jupiter’s four big satellites ... More
4. Windows in the sky

4. Windows in the sky  

Geoff Cottrell

in Telescopes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2016
Published Online: 
Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808234
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745860.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198745860
The atmosphere influences much of what can be seen through a telescope. Most of the atmosphere lies within 16 km from the Earth’s surface. Further out, the air becomes thinner until it ... More

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