Star flares in space telescope photos

Watched The Genius Geometry of the James Webb Space Telescope by Stand Up Maths from YouTube

What I assumed to be some aperture deal — the star points coming off of artsy shots by the James Webb and Hubble telescopes — are actually the result of the supports for a secondary focal mirror (both) and the hexagonal mirror shape (James Webb).

By Tracy Durnell

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