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[4.3.3 Ap Diff] Consider two optically perfect telescopes having different diameters but the same focal length. Is the image of a star larger or

[4.3.3 Ap Diff] Consider two optically perfect telescopes having different diameters but the same focal length. Is the image of a star larger or smaller in the focal plane of the larger telescope? Which of the following is a true statement?



A.Stars are point sources so you cannot make a point source larger (or smaller).

B.They will have different magnifications, since one has a larger aperture.

C.The smaller diameter telescope will collect less light.

D.Brighter stars will appear to be larger in the smaller diameter telescope since it focuses so sharply.

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