limit of resolution


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limit of resolution

[′lim·ət əv ‚rez·ə′lü·shən]
(optics)
The minimum distance or angular separation between two point objects which allows them to be resolved according to the Rayleigh criterion.
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(Figure.1) Its cause could be edema, cells like neutrophils or even early changes of fibrosis in which the underlying pulmonary alteration is below the limit of resolution of the HRCT image.
I doubt whether the closest to Jupiter was only one or two stars.' As the calculated angular separation--19 arcseconds--doesn't change in the time error interval, it is very relevant because it indicates quite precisely the limit of resolution. This result is consistent with all the other, resolved and not resolved, satellite--satellite observations.
Next, let us consider a superior limit of resolution assuming the use of the steepest curve in Fig.
mandate to protect civilians, but a number of NATO members have been quite critical of the operation that, they say, at times it goes over the limit of Resolution 1973.
Fractals are patterns that repeat over and over within themselves to the very limit of resolution. Snowflakes are made of fractal patterns, and computers can generate fractals so complex they can boggle the mind.