By A. Labeyrie
Over the last twenty years, optical stellar interferometry has turn into a huge software in astronomical investigations requiring spatial solution way past that of conventional telescopes. This e-book, first released in 2006, used to be the 1st to be written at the topic. The authors offer a longer creation discussing easy actual and atmospheric optics, which establishes the framework essential to current the tips and perform of interferometry as utilized to the astronomical scene. They keep on with with an summary of historic, operational and deliberate interferometric observatories, and a range of vital astrophysical discoveries made with them. ultimately, they current a few as-yet untested principles for tools either at the flooring and in area that could let us photograph info of planetary platforms past our personal.
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