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aperture synthesis

(synthesis imaging)
(interferometry to simulate a larger aperture telescope)

Aperture synthesis (synthesis imaging) is a method of using an interferometer to produce an image with an angular resolution as would be provided by a single aperture as wide as the baseline length. It is used for visible light, infrared, microwave, and radio astronomy.

As far as I can tell, the typical arrays of two or more telescopes (e.g., multiple radio telescope dishes) labeled interferometers are intended to produce a high angular resolution and it would seem the term aperture synthesis applies to all them.


(measurement,EMR,optics,interferometry)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture_synthesis

Referenced by:
baseline
CHARA
COAST
convolution
Fast Fourier Transform Telescope
Fourth Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources (4C)
interferometer
Low-frequency Array (LOFAR)
optical interferometer
Queen's University Radio Observatory (QRO)
software telescope

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