Simulation of telescope resolution

Simulation of telescope resolution

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Caption: Telescope resolutions. Simulated typical resolutions from the same portion of the sky as seen (from left to right) by the Very Large Telescope (VLT), Hubble space telescope, an 8 metre optical telescope, Overwhelmingly Large Telescope (OWL). If built, OWL would have a segmented mirror of 100 metres in diameter, making it the largest optical telescope in the world.

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Keywords: astronomical, astronomy, astrophysics, comparison, hst, hubble space telescope, optical telescope, overwhelmingly large telescope, owl, pixel, space, star, telescope, very large telescope, vlt

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