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Explain the Basic Differences Between the Construction and Working of a Telescope and a Microscope - Physics

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Explain the basic differences between the construction and working of a telescope and a microscope

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Solution

Telescope Microscope
It is used for observing distant images of heavenly bodies such as stars and
planets.

It is used for observing magnifying
images of tiny objects.

The objective lens has a large focal
length and large aperture
The objective lens has a small focal
length and short aperture.
The eye lens used has small focal length and small aperture. The eye lens used has moderate
focal length and large aperture.
The distance between the objective lens and eye lens is adjusted to focus the object situated at infinity. The objective and eye lens are kept
at a fixed distance apart, whereas
the distance of the objective lens
from the object is adjusted to focus
an object.
Concept: Optical Instruments - The Microscope
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