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In space, the angular resolution of the Keck telescope is govererned by the diffraction limit.

How far away could you read the same book, using the Keck telescope in space? Please express your answers in units of meters.

asked by Titos
  1. Diameter of keck telescope, D= 10m and let Wavelength, λ = 5*10-7 m
    θ = Angular diffraction = 1.22(λ/D) = 6.1*10-8
    s = r*θ (where θ=6.1*10-8 and s=3*10-3 m)
    r= 49180.32 m

    posted by Anony

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