Cambridge Optical Aperture Synthesis Telescope

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An optical interferometer at Cambridge, England, that uses the technique of aperture synthesis, originally developed by radio astronomers, to produce high-resolution images by combining the light from five 0.4-m mirrors with baselines up to 100 m. It began operation in 1995.

http://www.mrao.cam.ac.uk/telescopes/coast/ Official telescope website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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