### What is the diameter of Celestia's virtual magnifying telescope?

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**29.01.2019, 13:20**Here is the maximum magnified view of Pluto from Earth orbit in Celestia 3D.

Is it possible to measure or estimate the diameter of Celestia's virtual magnifying telescope?

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If I'm correct, the angular resolution of a telescope is given by θ=1.22λ/D where D is the diameter of the

aperture.

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This is Hubble's view of Pluto from 2003:

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This is the magnified Pluto from Celestia:

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So does it mean that Celestia has the magnifying ability of the Hubble Space Telescope?

I think it is obsolete now.

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Kilometer_Space_Telescope

We should use the Kilometer Space Telescope in Celestia 3D instead.

What do you think?

Is it possible to measure or estimate the diameter of Celestia's virtual magnifying telescope?

Added after 4 minutes 51 seconds:

If I'm correct, the angular resolution of a telescope is given by θ=1.22λ/D where D is the diameter of the

aperture.

Added after 5 minutes 23 seconds:

This is Hubble's view of Pluto from 2003:

Added after 3 minutes 32 seconds:

This is the magnified Pluto from Celestia:

Added after 4 minutes 10 seconds:

So does it mean that Celestia has the magnifying ability of the Hubble Space Telescope?

I think it is obsolete now.

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/niac/2018_Phase_I_Phase_II/Kilometer_Space_Telescope

We should use the Kilometer Space Telescope in Celestia 3D instead.

What do you think?