The image formed in a convex mirror is always virtual and erect, whatever be the position of the object. In this section, let us look at the types of images formed by a convex mirror.
- When an object is placed at infinity, a virtual image is formed at the focus. The size of the image is much smaller than compared to that of the object.
When an object is placed at a finite distance from the mirror, a virtual image is formed between the pole and the focus of the convex mirror. The size of the image is smaller than compared to that of the object.
|S. No||Position Of Object||Position of Image||Size of Image||Nature of Image|
|1||At Infinity||At the focus F, behind the mirror||Highly diminished||Virtual and Erect|
|2||Between Infinity and the Pole||Between P and F, behind the mirror||Diminished||Virtual and Erect|