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Hubble telescope

  1. Nov 26, 2006 #1
    Qw The Hubble telescope has a primary mirror with diameter 2.4 m. Calculate the angular resolution of the Hubble telescope in both radians and degrees at a wavelength of 600 nm. Imagine that the Hubble telescope images the surface of the moon, 3.84*10^8 m away. What is the smallest feature on the surface of the moon that the telescope can resolve at a wavelength of 600 nm?
    How do you solve for the second part of this question. thanks in advance
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  3. Nov 26, 2006 #2


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    The definition of an angle is???? If you know the angular resolution, an object that subtends the resolution angle is the smallest thing that can be resolved.
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