By A. Labeyrie
Over the last 20 years, optical stellar interferometry has develop into a big instrument in astronomical investigations requiring spatial answer well past that of conventional telescopes. This booklet, first released in 2006, was once 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 guidelines and perform of interferometry as utilized to the astronomical scene. They stick with with an summary of ancient, operational and deliberate interferometric observatories, and a range of vital astrophysical discoveries made with them. ultimately, they current a few as-yet untested rules for tools either at the flooring and in area which can let us snapshot info of planetary structures past our personal.
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