atmospheric shimmer

atmospheric shimmer

[¦at·mə¦sfir·ik ′shim·ər]
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But can you hold it in continuous view well enough to tell an occultation from an atmospheric shimmer or an eye twitch?
These arrangements use a thin, rapidly deformable mirror to correct for complex atmospheric shimmers as they happen, hundreds of times per second.

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