8D20.30 - Infrared Telescopes

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Infrared Telescopes
Infrared Heat Detection and Blackbody Radiation
Area of Study:
Digital Thermometer with Sensitive Thermocouple, Small Mass Thermocouple, and Styrofoam Block with Hollowed Blackened Cone.
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