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Old 28-11-2012, 07:10 AM   #15
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in a REALIFE situation our capitalist gov't or someone from nasa would have given to go ahead to build
such telescope it would fund all exploration projects - tourist attraction fees / science fieldtrips admission

Originally Posted by apollo_gnomon View Post
Dawes Limit (google it, I'm sure I can't explain it better than actual astronomers) describes, mathematically, the resolution limit for telescopes. It comes up in moon-hoax threads pretty regularly, because people ask "why can't we just point telescopes at the moon and see the Apollo hardware?" To see the Lunar Module (about 4 meters wide and sitting still) would require a telescope the diameter of an American football field. So observing a 1 or 2 meter satellite crossing the moon's face would be impossible with a telescope. They're just too small to resolve at this distance.

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