# Highly diminished image of an object placed at infinity

Consider an object at infinity. The rays coming from it are parallel to each other. Let one of the parallel rays pass through the focus $F_1$ of a thin lens, and let a second ray pass through the optical center $O$. The ray which passes through $F_1$ becomes parallel to the principal axis after refraction and the ray which passes through the optical center does not suffer any deviation.

We therefore get the image as formed at $F_2$, inverted, real and highly diminished.

My question is: without comparing the size of the image with the size of the object placed at the infinity, how can we say that the image is highly diminished?