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oversampling


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The circumstance in which a detector has more resolution elements (e.g. pixels) than are required to sample the finest details of the object or spectrum under study. For example, if an image is taken under seeing conditions of 1″, but the CCD detector has a scale of 0″.1 per pixel, then the image is said to be oversampled.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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