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Comments[edit]

I think someone was confused by the phrase "atmospheric Schlieren measurements". This means Schlieren measurements of the atmosphere. There is no such thing as an "atmospheric Schlieren" as far as I know. Rnt20 20:00, 11 October 2005 (UTC)

Planets don't twinkle[edit]

Worth mentioning why?RayJohnstone (talk) 14:48, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Planets don't twinkle (someone's replacement article)[edit]

This article on the appearance of stars and planets, replaces one I had written earlier. It relies on the false statement that the eye can form images of the planets which are circular discs. The eye has a scotopic resolution of approximately 3 arcminutes. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye#Visual_acuity). Apparent planetary size varies (http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/planetfact.html) but is mostly about 0.5 arcminutes. The absolute largest is the crescent Venus at 1.1 arcminute. So the image of a planet is unresolved and is not a disc. I have replaced the article with the original.RayJohnstone (talk) 12:15, 26 November 2010 (UTC)

Merger Proposal (2014)[edit]

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no merge

I'm proposing merging the Twinkling article into Astronomical seeing, as the former is an effect of the latter. The discussion can be found here -- Primefac (talk) 23:15, 31 January 2014 (UTC)


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