So what was YOUR claim again?
You claimed .."..its impossible for the VLT to create images of the surface Moon..."
Are you not aware that this proves it IS possible??...
"Q: Could the VLT take a picture of the Moon-landing sites?
Yes... and did you notice the part where it was talking about individual telescopes at the VLT imaging the Moon INDIVIDUALLY, not when the system was being used with all telescopes in concert in Interferometry mode, you know... as the VLTI... which is what I've been talking about the whole time and which is what forms the backbone of your entire claim...
Funny how you conveniently avoided this part of the quote:
Funny how you completely ignored that part of the quote... Why is that, Turbs? Why ignore that part of the quote that more directly and more accurately deals with the claim you've made? You know... the claim you've made where the VLTI should be able to image the surface of the Moon with sufficient resolution to show the equipment left there by the Apollo missions?
Oh wait.. I see... its because the part that you ignore is the part that PROVES YOU WRONG.
You talk about the individual VLT telescopes and the VLTI as if they were the same thing, operating under the same principles, when in fact, they are not.
Unfortunately you are so blinded by your willful ignorance and sheer incompetence that in the 7 YEARS you've been a proponent of this little gem of BS you have fabricated, you
Please... tell the class, Turbs... at what wavelength does the VLTI achieve its greatest resolution...?
*Theme music from Jeopardy*
oo!... Sorry Turbs... your time is up.
2 nanometers... that is the answer we were looking for...
Maybe you can tell us what part of the light spectrum that represents...?
*Theme music from Jeopardy*
Infrared... Infrared is the answer we were looking for.
Which now brings us to this...
From the Wiki page on the VLT
So yes... When operating INDIVIDUALLY as OPTICAL TELESCOPES, the individual telescopes at the VLT can OPTICALLY image the Moon with greater resolution than has previously been possible from the surface of the Earth, as seen in the example provided in my previous post, however, that resolution is still insufficient to show artifacts at the Apollo landing sites.
When operating with all telescopes in concert in Interferometric operation, the VLTI can produce images in the near- to far-infrared wavelengths at a much greater equivalent resolution, but due to the limitations and light loss inherent in this operational mode, it is not possible to take an interferometric image of the surface of the Moon.
You need to understand this, Turbs...
Optical and Interferometric telescopes operate under different principles and yield different results.
Its sad and pathetic that you would hold this piece of garbage theory up for 7 YEARS and still not know just how wrong you are and always have been about the capabilities of the VLT / VLTI.
Sad and pathetic... though seeing as its you, its hardly surprising.
That's funny Turbs... because the only one here showing those qualities, and has consistently and provably done so here, is YOU.
Edited by Czero 101, 24 November 2012 - 06:25 AM.