Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Question About Human Vision and Missiles
(I know the diameter might not be realistic. I just wanted to make it an easy number.)
This is tangentially related to an article I'm working on.
Note added 5/27: I think my query was somewhat ambiguous, because the ability for the eye to track something depends on how far away it is. (Not too far, but not too close.) You can assume any distance you want.... For that matter, make any assumptions you want about size of the object being viewed.... What if the starship Enterprise (or Voyager) dipped into a planet's atmosphere? When could you see it and when would it be moving too fast to catch?
Posted by David Appell at 5/23/2018 02:28:00 PM