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difference between microscope and telescope in tabular form

The microscope and telescope are two optical devices and are used for different purposes. Microscope is an optical device which is used to see very small objects ( Unicellular organisms), While telescopes is an optical instrument which is used to see very large objects in space. More differences between microscope and telescope are given in the table below.

 microscope and telescope comparison table

    Microscope     Telescope
    1: It is used to see very small objects.1:It is used to see large and distant objects.
  2:In the microscope focal length of the eyepiece lens is greater than the focal length of the objective lens.2:In telescope focal length of the objective is greater than eyepiece.
3:The aperture of the objective is small.3:The aperture of the objective is large.
4:For higher magnification focal length of the object should be small. 4:For higher magnification focal length of objective should be large.

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