Interferometric observations: Change of fringes with increasing baseline

Interferometric observations of a single star are shown, as the distance between the two telescopes is gradually increased. The observed pattern at the focal plane clearly changes, and the "fringes" disappear completely. See the text for more details.

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ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0111e
Type:Artwork
Release date:18 March 2001
Related releases:eso0111
Size:2970 x 1269 px

About the Object

Name:Sirius
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Main Sequence
• X - Stars
Distance:8 light years

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