POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.off-topic : Space Image : Re: Space Image Server Time
2 Oct 2022 19:37:24 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Space Image  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 21 Aug 2022 07:45:00
Message: <web.63021aa2c23051c11f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
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?


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