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I am in a spaceship moving at say a speed of 0.6c relative to some imaginary ruler in space which has increments set 1 meter apart. (1 meter in the ruler's rest frame.) I am moving along its length.

If I look forward along the length of the ruler I assume I would see these 1 meter increments reduced in length due to length contraction. But if I was to fix my gaze on a fixed point somewhere in the distance, say the 100,000 meter mark for example, then I assume that as I start to reach this point and the angle I am looking at it starts to move towards 90 degrees, then as I pass perpendicular to this 100,000 meter mark, I would see the meter increments either side as being a meter too (almost a meter) in my frame. Then as I move past this point I would start to see the meter increments behind me start to reduce again.

Is that correct?