(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Saturn is viewed through the Lick Observatory refracting telescope (objective focal length 18 m). If the diameter of the image produced by the objective is 1.7 mm, what angle does Saturn subtend when viewed from earth?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]\theta[/tex] = -y'/f1, where [tex]\theta[/tex] is the angle that Saturn subtends when viewed by the unaided eye, y' is the height of the image formed by the objective and f1 is the focal length of the objective.

3. The attempt at a solution

I used the image diameter as the image height (1.7 mm). It did not work. I don't see why that is wrong. Can someone please tell me?

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# Homework Help: Optics: Telescope Problem

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