[ATM] Difraction Spikes
mjc5 at psu.edu
Fri Oct 30 21:52:46 JST 2009
On Oct 30, 2009, at 12:23 AM, Jack Swaton @ Starry Host wrote:
> Do diffraction spikes actually blur the object causing them? For
> is the view of Jupiter less sharp because of the spikes or the
> thickness of
> the spikes?
They tend to lower the contrast of the image, mostly through light
scattering. And humans tend to interpret lower contrast as less sharp.
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