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Homework Help: Diffraction limite of the human eye

  1. Jan 26, 2013 #1
    Calculate the diffraction limit of the human eye, assuming a wide-open pupil so that your eye acts like a lens with diameter 0.8 centimeter, for visible light of 500-nanometer wavelength.

    Is there a formula for this? There are two other parts to this question, but if I get this the others won't be hard to get.
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  3. Jan 26, 2013 #2
    Nvm I got it diffraction limit ~ 2.5 * 10^5 therefore you multiply it by wavelength of light/ diameter of telescope getting 16 ".
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