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Large Viewing Area

by althebig
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Nov26-12, 09:28 AM
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Is it possible by using one or combination of more lenses to magnify the viewing area.

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What do you mean by a "large viewing area"? Given even a single lens you can achieve a magnified image, and odds are given a few constraints like yours you can use geometrical optics to find a pair of lenses that might work.

Edit: After taking a closer look at your diagram it's looking like you want to image a 10" dia. area down to 1" (10:1 magnification), but the overall object-image distance is only 2". This sounds like it's just not possible using real-world optics (even fresnel optics) given the incident angles involved.

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