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2. Angular resolution: Telescopes that are larger are capable of taking images with greater detail. How does the collecting area of a 10-meter telescope compare with that of a 2-meter telescope? a) It’s 5 times greater.

## How does the light collecting area of a telescope with a 10 meter diameter mirror compare to that of a telescope with a 5 meter diameter mirror?

Answer: The 10 meter telescope has 4 times as much light collecting area as the 5 meter telescope.

## How does the light collecting area of a telescope with a 10 meter diameter mirror compare?

How much better is a 10-meter diameter mirror than a 5-meter diameter mirror, in a space telescope for visible/optical light? 4 times more collecting area, 2 times better angular resolution.

## How does the collecting area of a 8 meter telescope compare with that of a 1 meter telescope?

How does the light-collecting area of an 8-meter telescope compare to that of a 2-meter telescope? The 8-meter telescope has 16 times the light-collecting area of the 2-meter telescope.

## How does the light collecting area of an 8 meter telescope compare to that of a 2 meter telescope group of answer choices?

The 8 meter telescope has 16 times the light collecting area of the 2 meter telescope.

## What is the collecting area of a 10 m diameter telescope?

Collect more light: in order to detect fainter objects. This is the most important function of telescopes. Thus, a 10-in diameter telescope collects (10/5)^{2} = 2^{2} = 4 times as much light as a 5-in telescope. An 8-in telescope (widely used by amateur astronomers) collects 1600x more light than the human eye.

## What is the limiting resolution of a 10-meter telescope?

It would be worse than 0.01 arcsecond because of the distortion caused by atmospheric turbulence. The diffraction-limited resolution of a 10-meter telescope is about 0.01 arcsecond for visible light.

## What is the light collecting area of a telescope?

The aperture of a telescope is the diameter of the light collecting region, assuming that the light collecting region has a circular geometry . For an optical instrument, the aperture is the diameter of the objective lens (refracting telescope) or the primary mirror (reflecting telescope).

## What is the improvement in angular resolution of the 10 m Keck telescope over that of the human eye?

“Large telescopes are also valuable for their ability to measure fine detail. For example, the 10-meter Keck I telescope has recently resolved stars separated by only 0.05 arc second (about 100 times better than possible with the human eye) and further improvements of two to five times are expected.

## How does the light collecting area of a 4 meter telescope compared to that of a 1 meter telescope?

A telescope’s diameter tells us its light-collecting area (like wider buckets collect more rain). … So a 4-meter telescope has 16x the light collecting area of a 1-meter telescope.

## How much more light can a telescope with a 10 meter mirror gather compared to a telescope with a 2-meter mirror?

2. Angular resolution: Telescopes that are larger are capable of taking images with greater detail. How does the collecting area of a 10-meter telescope compare with that of a 2-meter telescope? a) It’s 5 times greater.

## How will the light collecting area of the Thirty meter telescope compare to one of the Keck telescopes?

The light collecting capability of the TMT will be 10 times that of the Keck Telescope, and more than 144 times that of the Hubble Space Telescope.

## How much more light does an 8 meter telescope gather than a 2-meter telescope?

A) The 8-meter telescope has 16 times the light-collecting area of the 2-meter telescope.

## What does NASA’s Sofia stand for?

SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, is a Boeing 747SP aircraft modified to carry a 2.7-meter (106-inch) reflecting telescope (with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters or 100 inches).

## How much greater is the light collecting area of a 6 meter telescope than that of a 3 meter telescope?

How much better is the resolution? The light-collecting area would be 4x greater on a 6-meter (which has 36) telescope than a 3-meter telescope (which has 9). The resolution of the 6-meter telescope would be half that of the 3-meter telescope because of the resolution formula.

## What is the light collecting area of a 3m diameter telescope?

The amount of light that a telescope can collect is proportional to the cross-sectional area. Now the area of a circle is A=PiR^2=Pi(D/2)^2 in terms of the diameter. Since the area is proportional to the square of the diameter, a 3m diameter telescope can collect 3^2=9 times as much light as a 1m diameter telescope.