What would happen if we would take a very small sphere around 200nm diameter and try to detect it from the most efficient optical microscope? Technically, the Rayleigh diffraction limit prevents the observer from getting a faithful image of the source object. This is indeed the standard magnification limit of optical instruments.
Though, I still wonder what would we actually see if we would happen to try to get an optical image of this object?Would the object disappear??(then would it mean that it would not be interacting with the light anymore which is a bit contradictory to the usual explanation of microscopic light electrons interactions??) Would we see a distorted unresolved spread spot ??