Make a telescope Get crafty and build your own telescope to look for birds, treetops, and even stars in the night sky. "I am making read this article, telescope so fun, lot of time, thanks. It doesn't state the magnification power of the lenses/magnify glasses, but using this structure you can make a reasonably powerful telescope. A whole magnifying glass is probably more commonly used, but a lens is much more more comfortable to hold. If you really can’t stand to see another ad again, then please consider supporting our work with a contribution to wikiHow. To make a telescope, start by wrapping a piece of 24 inch long corrugated paper around the diameter of a magnifying glass lens. This article has been viewed 517,776 times. The spacers hold the second lens in place at the end of the outer section of the mailing tube. You can use the larger lens from a magnifying glass or shop at a specialty science store. The scope uses two lenses to bend light, which makes an object appear closer than it really is. What is the magnification of this design? ", "I love astronomy and I'm keen to build my own telescope. However, bear in mind that every lens you add reduces image quality, brightness, contrast, etc. Yes, but it will be smaller. it is shown in one of the images how the lens fits into the tube. We know ads can be annoying, but they’re what allow us to make all of wikiHow available for free. Then, place two magnifying glass lenses of different sizes into the slots and glue them into place. To create this article, 35 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Now I know how to make a telescope! Make sure you get the right lenses for the second telescope, since the wrong lenses will mean you won't get to see anything. Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 517,776 times. You'll need two magnifying glasses that are NOT the same size. How many lenses can be used in between these two lenses? Include your email address to get a message when this question is answered. Making a Telescope with Magnifying Glasses, {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/6\/60\/Make-a-Telescope-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Make-a-Telescope-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/6\/60\/Make-a-Telescope-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid386692-v4-728px-Make-a-Telescope-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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