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speckle interferometry

noun, Astronomy
1.
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.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; interfere + -o- + -metry
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speckle interferometry

noun
1.
(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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