View Full Version : Discussion: Six Telescopes Acting as One

2003-Jul-08, 10:04 PM
SUMMARY: Astronomers from several US observatories announced that they have successfully merged the light from six independent telescopes to form a single, high-resolution image of a distant multi-star system. To create an image with this level of detail, a single telescope would need to be 50-metres across - bigger than anything that currently exists. This technique, called interferometry, has been done with pairs of telescopes before, but never with as many as six.

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