I always thought this was "Actual Image". I'm sure that's what they called it in my physics class in 1981.
From the picture, it seems that the real image will be distorted in the axial direction. Is that correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by BenFrantzDale (talk • contribs) 02:37, 10 November 2007 (UTC)
Mirage Example is Wrong
I want to clarify before changing anything, but the Mirage is not a straigtforward example of a real image. A concave mirror forms a real image when the object is to the left of the focal point on the optical axis, and a virtual image when it is to the right (the distance from the object to the mirror is less than the the focal distance of the mirror). See the Wikipeida article on virtual images for an explanation. The Mirage operates in both regimes. The focal point of the mirror is actually beyond the case of the toy. This can easily be verified by moving a finger away from the bottom half of the Mirage and noting the point at which the image inverts. Actually the top mirror is forming a virtual image, and the bottom mirror is forming a real image of the virtual image, which is how it creates the illusion of the object floating above the case of the toy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 12:42, 10 June 2011 (UTC)
Not only is it not a clear demonstration of the page topic, but it appears to be a sales pitch. The external link leads to a purchase page! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:50, 22 January 2012 (UTC)