speckle interferometry


noun Astronomy.

a photographic technique for clarifying the telescopic images of a star by taking short exposures of the electronic images of the star's speckle pattern and extrapolating properties of the starlight to create a more accurate composite image.

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Origin of speckle interferometry

First recorded in 1965–70; interfere + -o- + -metry

Words nearby speckle interferometry

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British Dictionary definitions for speckle interferometry

speckle interferometry

noun

astronomy a technique to increase the angular resolution of telescopes that are impaired by atmospheric turbulence, in which the information from a number of exposures of very short duration is combined
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