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Homework Help: Spherical Aberration Question

  1. May 23, 2012 #1
    Q: Consider your own eyesight. Can you detect any indication of spherical aberration? If so, describe what you see.

    A: I understand spherical aberration is generated by spherical lenses or mirrors and causes light to spread, which results in a blurry image. My initial thought was yes, a human eye can detect it but I believe the distance is too great and it would take an extremely powerful telescope to detect. The human eye cannot detect spherical aberration and is most likely detecting chromatic aberration, not spherical.

    Just wanted to get some other thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to comment. - Chris
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  3. May 27, 2012 #2


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    (seems to be in the wrong sub-forum)

    Anyone know the answer to this? :smile:
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