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comment What was the largest telescope ever fitted with an eyepiece
I can confirm the information about the 2.7m telescope. I don't think that they do it very often, though. However the Observatory organizes special views at the the Otto Struve Telescope (2.1 m): it's impressive.
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comment Is there a theoretical limit on telescope's resolution?
@anixx: no idea. My main guess is: political decision (also during the design phase). Then founding institutions that use the VLT are probably mostly interested in extremely faint objects (with the exclusion of rocks :D)
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comment Does near light-speed travel doppler-shift the light from the target into gamma rays?
I think that going that fast you should be more worried about the atoms of hydrogen or helium and the grains of dust that you meet than about gamma rays.
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comment What was the length of year 1 million years back?
@Envite: I don't think that I have an answer. Besides Walter already expanded my comments