WHAT IS ABBE'S EQUATION?

  ABBE'S  EQUATION   Lm=0.61 lamda/Na  where,  Lm=limit of resolution 

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POWER (D) = LAMBDA/2NA
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In Abbe's 1874 paper, titled "A Contribution to the Theory of the Microscope and the nature of Microscopic Vision", Abbe states that the resolution of a microscope is inversely dependent on its aperture, but without proposing a formula for the resolution limit of a microscope.

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