Question

The angular resolution of a telescope is commonly measured in terms of the smallest angular separation θmin \theta_{\text {min }} between two objects that the telescope can resolve. If the diameter of the telescope aperture is increased, does θmin\theta_{\min }\mathrm{}:

(a) get smaller

(b) get larger

(c) stay the same

Solution

Verified
Answered 1 year ago
Answered 1 year ago
Step 1
1 of 5

We need to find what will happen to the smallest angular separation θmin\theta_{min} between two objects that the telescope can resolve if we increased the diameter DD of the aperture of the telescope.

Create an account to view solutions

By signing up, you accept Quizlet's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Continue with GoogleContinue with Facebook

Create an account to view solutions

By signing up, you accept Quizlet's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy
Continue with GoogleContinue with Facebook

Related questions