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angular resolution

[′aŋ·gyə·lər ‚rez·ə′lü·shən]
(electromagnetism)
A measure of the ability of a radar to distinguish between two targets solely by the measurement of angles.
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The most significant influence on it is caused by angular resolution of a system.
However, by using the AMBER interferometry instrument to simultaneously combine the light from three 8-meter telescopes at the Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) at the Paranal Observatory in Chile, the research team was able to achieve the angular resolution needed to observe the hot dust ring.
For many years it has been operating with radio telescopes on other continents to produce images with extremely high angular resolution, able to show details of the jets in distant quasars far across the Universe.
The angular resolution or sharpness of the pictures is 1.
MUSE is a highly innovative integral field spectrograph featuring an unparalleled combination of large field of view, excellent angular resolution, and sensitivity to faint signals.
The new atlas needed more than 4,500 hours of observations to compile, and its angular resolution is similar to that of the 21-cm wavelength survey of the Milky Way obtained at the 100-metre radio telescope at Effelsberg.
It is also ideal for follow up observations to determine the detailed structure of, for example, transient radio sources which will be detected by the array and which will need speedy follow up measurements with the better angular resolution provided by VLBI.
High angular resolution imaging observations by Chandra indicate otherwise.
Because of its high speed measurement capability with no compromise in angular resolution, the VANTEC-1 has become hugely successful with more than 80 customer installations worldwide within the last twelve months.
Mm-wave radar systems, featuring a range resolution finer than 10cm and an angular resolution finer than 10 degrees, will be used in next-generation driver assistance systems to improve safety in blurry conditions (dust, fog, and darkness) where image-based driver assistance systems fail.
One of the most prominent themes in all of his work is the understanding of the dynamics of magnetic flux at the solar surface, from global scales down to the limits of angular resolution.