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  • n. Plural form of interferometer.


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  • Telescopes like ALMA are called interferometers because they use the principle of very-long baseline interferometry – by linking separate telescopes together, a larger telescope of the effective resolution of the distance between the separate elements is achieved.

    ALMA Telescope Links Third Antenna | Universe Today

  • The crust could be so strong as to be able to elicit gravitational waves that could not only limit the spin periods of some stars, but that could also be detected by high-resolution telescopes called interferometers, the modeling found.

    Star Crust 10 Billion Times Stronger Than Steel | Impact Lab

  • Radio astronomers built interferometers, or arrays of radio dishes that together act like one big telescope, in order to improve resolution.

    First Stellar Images

  • Although interferometers are less sensitive than if you actually had a telescope the full size, the resolution that they achieve can be stunning.

    Archive 2009-02-25

  • Also, optical interferometers have to deal with atmospheric turbulence, just like their single-telescope counterparts.

    First Stellar Images

  • - Links to astronomical interferometers from Wikipedia

    Archive 2009-02-25

  • This is valuable, and a fantastic achievement considering the technological hurdles that optical interferometers face.

    Archive 2009-02-25

  • These, along with the two-element interferometers such as the Keck Observatory, contribute valuable observations and science such as astrometry, stellar diameters, binary star orbits, stellar accretion disks, stellar mass loss, sunspots on other stars, and more!

    First Stellar Images

  • The use of BECs in atom interferometers should allow for more sophisticated tests of general relativity.


  • * One of these days I'll write up a beginner's guide to interferometers, mostly because I was disappointed by my own introductions years ago.

    Archive 2008-09-17


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