aperture synthesis


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aperture synthesis

n
(Astronomy) an array of radio telescopes used in radio astronomy to simulate a single large-aperture telescope. Some such instruments use movable dishes while others use fixed dishes
Translations
synthèse d'ouverture
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Baldwin of the University of Cambridge and his colleagues used the combination telescope, known as COAST (Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope), to examine Capella, a double star system 40 light-years away.
Hewish collects the Nobel Prize for Physics eight years later, sharing it with Sir Martin Ryle, Astronomer Royal, whose technique of aperture synthesis had made many of the observations possible.