POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.off-topic : Space Image : Re: Space Image Server Time
2 Oct 2022 17:32:06 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Space Image  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 22 Aug 2022 02:35:24
Message: <630323ac$1@news.povray.org>
Op 21/08/2022 om 13:44 schreef Bald Eagle:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
>> On 2022-08-06 09:06 (-4), Bald Eagle wrote:
>>>
>>>
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.)
> 
> "chorizo-level detail"   :D
> Is that with or without antialiasing?
> 

LOL

Maybe we could make a 3d-copy of Webb, translate it 2000 km from the 
original and synchronise both, like we already do with radio 
telescopes... :-)

[would the tandem fit into the L2 area, though?]

-- 
Thomas


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