I am trying to figure out what the temperature would be if I directed the sun light 500 times in one pin-point spot (with 500 mirrors of course) when the outside temperature is 80 degree F. What it the temperature at the pin-point spot?
Without getting too technical, is it:
500 * 80 = 40,000 degrees F
This can’t be and seems unlikely, am I missing something? Iron melts at around 875 C. to 900 C. At 40,000 degree C, the iron should turn into a gas.
Is there a different temp to calculate from the temp. outside to the temp. of a single sun-ray over the surface area of the mirrors being used?
What is the temp. of a single ray of sunshine?
The mirrors are 1/2" x 1/2" sq. mounted on a old satellite dish (like an inverted disco-ball). At about 5 feet out from the dish, centers the very hot spot. At the hot-spot another mirror 12" x12" sq. is angled downwards and directs the heat to my backyard pool and heats the water really fast. I have always wanted to know what the generated heat temperature is. Anybody’s help would be gladly appreciated?
Thank you for your interest, and time.