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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Space Image
Date: 6 Aug 2022 09:10:00
Message: <web.62ee6769751207dc1f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
This IS about graphics, but there's no CGI involved.

I sense that this guy may have learned some of the arcane surface texturing
methods we discuss on this forum.   "Fake the hell out of it.  It just needs to
LOOK good."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientist-etienne-klein-posts-webb-telescope-image-star-actually-slice-chorizo-apology/


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Space Image
Date: 6 Aug 2022 10:44:41
Message: <62ee7e59$1@news.povray.org>
Op 6-8-2022 om 15:06 schreef Bald Eagle:
> 
> This IS about graphics, but there's no CGI involved.
> 
> I sense that this guy may have learned some of the arcane surface texturing
> methods we discuss on this forum.   "Fake the hell out of it.  It just needs to
> LOOK good."
> 
>
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/scientist-etienne-klein-posts-webb-telescope-image-star-actually-slice-chorizo-apology/
> 

LOL!

Etienne Klein is a know French scientist and radio presenter (I suppose 
this is about him and not homonymous person):

https://www.radiofrance.fr/personnes/etienne-klein

I guess he made a tongue-in-cheek photograph which people took 
seriously. :-)

-- 
Thomas


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From: Cousin Ricky
Subject: Re: Space Image
Date: 20 Aug 2022 21:18:13
Message: <630187d5$1@news.povray.org>
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.)


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From: Bald Eagle
Subject: Re: Space Image
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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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: Space Image
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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