raster scan

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A technique for surveying areas of the sky in which the telescope is driven back and forth along adjacent strips of sky. The scans can be aligned whichever way is required, such as along lines of galactic latitude in order to survey the galactic plane. See also drift scan.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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