Astronomy Cast Ep. 380: The Limits of Optics

Article written: 8 Jun , 2015
Updated: 28 Dec , 2015
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Astronomers rely on the optics of their instruments, and there are some basic limits that you just can’t avoid. Whatever we look at is distorted by the optics, in fact, a basic property of light means that we’ll never get perfect optics. Here’s why we can’t “magnify and enhance” forever.

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