'Instrument' Category Archives

Radiometer

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A radiometer is a device used for measuring different types of electromagnetic radiation or energy that exhibit wave-like properties. All objects that have a temperature beyond absolute zero are able to radiate this type of energy into the space surrounding them. This is also true for objects found in space such as stars and even […]

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Radio Telescope

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The term radio telescope can be quite misleading since when you think of a telescope, you think of a device used for viewing objects; while you attribute the word radio with hearing. However, all the discoveries in radio astronomy that people know of today could not have been possible without the trusty radio telescope.

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Prism

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In science, there will always be the term prism, especially when the field of optics is involved. A prism is an optical equipment with a transparent color, a flat, triangular shaped, and polished surface, which refracts light.

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Planisphere

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A planisphere is a must-have device for people who love to stargaze at night. This is a representation of the celestial sphere on a flat plane that can be adjusted around a common pivot to show which stars would be visible in the night sky at any given time and date. This is an especially […]

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Photometer

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The night sky is illuminated by billions and billions of stars found in the Milky Way galaxy. Other celestial objects become very brilliant because of the presence of the Sun, which allows celestial bodies like the Moon look very bright in the dark skies. Light is our only guide to seeing the stunning brilliance of […]

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Rich Field Telescope

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There are a lot of things that has been said about our galaxy. There is no doubt that increased magnification would give you a beautiful view of celestial bodies, the Moon, the planets and details of sky objects. To see them properly, a Rich field telescope would come in handy. This is a fast focal […]

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Space Mirrors

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There is absolutely no life without the presence of light. Vision is not possible without the ability of the sun to illuminate objects. Even if the sun is 150 million kilometers away from earth, its rays are capable in providing the proper amount of heat and light needed for living things to survive.

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Magnetometer

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A magnetometer is the instrument that scientists use in order to measure the direction and/or strength of the magnetic field within the scope of the instrument. Magnetism differs from one place to another so it is important to measure how strong the magnetic field is in a specific location in the Earth’s magnetic field or […]

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