angular magnification


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angular magnification

n
(General Physics) physics the ratio of the angle subtended at the eye by an image formed by an optical instrument to the angle subtended at the unaided eye by the object
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Angular magnification is achieved by telescopes or binoculars and increases the angle of subtense of the image at the eye.
Optical component systems are often quite complex, and the long optical paths can lead to angular magnification of vibrations.
This felt somewhat awkward for me when used in the context of angular magnification, which then became angular enlargement, although magnification is still defined in the currently valid BS EN ISO 15253:2000.