Tag Info

New answers tagged

0

I did some digging and I found a blog that indirectly, but the none the less explicitly, talks about ray tracing chief and marginal rays in thin lens systems: http://taylortechassoc.com/?page_id=617 The equations he presents are the literal mathematical relationships between incoming and out outgoing ray angles (of any type) and it has a spreadsheet linked ...


2

All you need to know about the chief ray is that it will show up in the right place at the focal plane. Any path that gets there is valid. You will see that this is indeed the case for your example - the ray starts up at the top of the image (tip of the arrow) and passes through the tip of the arrow in the "internal image" plane. Any pair of straight lines ...


1

The exit pupil of any optical system is defined as the image of the controlling aperture stop (AS) formed by the subsequent optical components. The controlling aperture stop is the optical component which limits the maximum cone of rays from an object point which can actually be processed by the whole system (basically it controls how much light from each ...


1

The Hunt for Exomoons with Kepler Project has so far failed to find any exomoons. This is a negative finding (so far). Negative findings are always a bit trickier to explain than are positive findings. This negative finding might mean something very significant, or it might have very little significance: Maybe exoplanets are much less likely to have ...



Top 50 recent answers are included