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What Do You See When You See Seeing?

Posted by Alan Levin 06/12/2004 12:00AM

What Do You See When You See Seeing?

What is atmospheric seeing, and how does it limit your telescope? Learn about the mythical seeing cell, and explore the legend of the small telescope that trumps its larger neighbors when the seeing is poor. In this article we look at how the atmosphere distorts starlight and how simple models can help us understand what we see in different telescopes.


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