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Posted by Josh on Friday, December 2, 2011 at 3:14pm.

A 5 meter diameter telescope is used to observe binary star systems. What is the minimum separation distance (perpendicular to the line of sight) for which the two stars can be resolved if they are at a distance of 1,000 light years = 10 m and they are observed in visible light (y=500 nm)?

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