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Suppose that you wish to construct a telescope that can resolve features 6.5 km across on the Moon, 384,000 km away. You have a 2.0-m-focal-length objective lens whose diameter is 11.0 cm. What focal-length eyepiece is needed if your eye can resolve objects 0.10 mm apart at a distance of 25 cm? What is the resolution limit set by the size of the objective lens (that is, by diffraction)? Use $\lambda$ = 560 nm.

Source: Giancoli, Douglas C., Physics: Principles with Applications, 7th Edition, 2014.

Quick Answer: 

$f_e = 8.5 \textrm{ cm, } \theta = 6.2 \times 10^{-6} \textrm{ rad, } \textrm{ min distance } = 2.4 \textrm{ km}$

Giancoli 7th Edition, Chapter 25, Problem 59


Chapter 25, Problem 59 is solved.

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