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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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If you frequently use a Barlow lens, insert this as well--in keeping with Rayleigh's criterion, you want to measure the total aberration of the optical train.
Therefore, a better way to express Rayleigh's criterion is to use an area-weighted measure of the level of aberration, such as the r.

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