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(a) The planet Pluto and its Moon Charon are separated by 19,600 km. Neglecting atmospheric effects, should the 5.08-m-diameter Mount Palomar telescope be able to resolve these bodies when they are $4.50 \times 10^{9} {km}$ from Earth? Assume an average wavelength of 550 nm.(b) In actuality, it is just barely possible to discern that Pluto and Charon are separate bodies using an Earth-based telescope. What are the reasons for this?

A. 594 $\mathrm{km}$B. The fact that it is just barely possible to discern that these are separate bodies indicates theseverity of atmospheric aberrations.

Physics 103

Chapter 27

Wave Optics

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