S4_2 Ant-Man: Resolving stars in the Hercules Constellation

Matt Duggan, Joel Best, Saul Croxford


In the penultimate fight scene in 2016’s ”Captain America: Civil War”, Ant-Man stuns the other superheroes by revealing his secret power; Giant-Man. The diameter of Giant-Man’s eye has now drastically increased, allowing more light to enter. We determined his optical resolution using the Rayleigh Criterion to be 1.68′′ (arc-seconds), resulting in him being capable of resolving the Zeta Hercules multiple star system in the constellation of Hercules, at a distance of 10.72pc. 

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