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Why ships disappear from the bottom up, angular resolution

Why ships disappear from the bottom up, angular resolution

FritzTheThird

If the earth is flat you should be able to just keep on zooming in and keep bringing it back even if the angular resolution is getting too small, right? If you go to a beach and actually try that with a high power telescope/zoom lens ships will still disappear bottom up and you won't be able to zoom in to bring them back no matter how far you zoom in. Additionally you wouldn't see a close view of a ship disappearing from bottom up, right? Yet there are lots and lots of videos showing exactly that, a "close up" shot of a ship disappearing over the horizon.


john_shillsburg

Think about what that really means though. Your eye is a curved lens also and when the ship gets a certain distance away it disappears from the bottom up. Then you pull out your telescope, a different curved lens, and you watch the process over again. The second time you are claiming that this is the curvature, so what was it the first time?


Gapsb2

Usually you can only see it get so far and small that it goes out of focus, once it goes behind the horizon though you wont be able to bring it back


john_shillsburg

So ships don't disappear from the bottom up with the naked eye anymore?


Gapsb2

If they are big enough then maybe you can see it disappear bottom first. most of the time they are smaller so they just get too far to see


john_shillsburg

The horizon is not curvature. It's been proven for years now. I can show you some videos of you want but if you aren't open to this idea then no amount of information will change your mind


Quantum-Ape

No, bro. Your eyes are flat. Curved eyes are a hoax.