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The separation of visual axes in apposition compound eyes

Horridge, George Adrian

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Measurements of the interommatidial angle (Δϕ) and facet diameter (D) of the same ommatidia in a number of insects and crustaceans with large eyes have been related to the effective intensity at which the eye functions by the following theory. The highest spatial frequency which the eye is able to reconstruct as a pattern is limited by the interommatidial angle Δϕ, Which is the sampling angle, because two ommatidia are required to cover each cycle of the pattern. At the same time, the absolute...[Show more]

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Date published: 1978-12-05
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/171658
Source: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rstb.1978.0093

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