Astrophysics (index)

Aperture Synthesis

(Synthesis Imaging)
(interferometry to simulate a larger aperture telescope)

Aperture Synthesis (Synthesis Imaging) is a method of using an Interferometer to produce an image with an Angular Resolution as would be provided by a single Aperture as wide as the baseline length. It is used for Visible Light, Infrared, Microwave, and Radio astronomy.

I am not sure whether all Interferometer use can be labeled Aperture Synthesis.


Referenced by:
Fast Fourier Transform Telescope
Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR)
Software Telescope