Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 28 - Think and Explain - Page 540-542: 89


If you view the moon through a telescope, you'll see it upside down.

Work Step by Step

The ray diagram for an image made by a converging lens is shown in Figure 28.47c. The moon, viewed through a telescope, is upside down. Some maps of the moon are also upside down to better correspond to what you see. Incidentally, people in the other hemisphere (e.g., Australians, if you live in the Northern hemisphere) also see the moon upside down from the way that we see it, because they ARE upside down compared to us. Mind blown.
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