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29 Nov 2022 20:49:40 EST (-0500)
  Re: Space Image  
From: Cousin Ricky
Date: 20 Aug 2022 21:18:13
Message: <630187d5$1@news.povray.org>
On 2022-08-06 09:06 (-4), Bald Eagle wrote:
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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientist-etienne-klein-posts-webb-telescope-image-star-actually-slice-chorizo-apology/

I did some math, and calculated that Webb's mirror would have to be 2000
times wider in order to get chorizo-level detail of Proxima Centauri at
Webb's shortest wavelength.  Longer wavelengths would require an even
larger mirror.

(Webb's resolution at 2 micron infrared is 0.1 arc seconds, and Proxima
Centauri spans 0.001 arc seconds at 4.2 light years.)


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