P5_5 Hidden in Plain Sight

Emily Jane Baldwin, Thomas James Beedle, Naomi Esther Cook, Mabel Elisabeth Evershed


In the opening episode of Star Trek Discovery; A Vulcan Hello, the USS Shenzhou detected an unknown object. Upon further investigation it was unable to be identified due to a scattering field. In this paper we calculate the angular resolution of the ships optical systems without electronic assistance and therefore the diameter of aperture that would give this resolution. We found the diameter of the aperture to be 2.10 mm therefore without electronic assistance the ship should still have been able to clearly observe the object.

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