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Tykeanaut
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posted 03-30-2010 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Would this impact site of Apollo 13's upper stage be visible with an 8" reflector telescope?

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-30-2010 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Unlikely; the smallest resolvable lunar feature in an 8 inch SCT under optimum seeing is about .8 miles

tegwilym
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posted 03-31-2010 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hubble can't even see that small on the moon. Much too tiny.

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