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Rayleigh criterion

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The limiting resolution of a telescope set by diffraction; also known as the Rayleigh limit. The image of a star in a telescope consists of the Airy disk surrounded by diffraction rings....

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Rayleigh criterion

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

The limiting resolution of a telescope set by diffraction; also known as the Rayleigh limit. The image of a star in a telescope consists of the Airy disk surrounded by diffraction rings....

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Rayleigh criterion

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 190 words.

The limiting resolution of a telescope set by diffraction; also known as the Rayleigh limit. The image of a star in a telescope consists of the ...

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Rayleigh criterion

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 184 words.

The limiting resolution of a telescope set by diffraction; also known as the Rayleigh limit. The image of a

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Rayleigh criterion

Edited by MICHAEL ALLABY.

in A Dictionary of Earth Sciences

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 61 words.

In remote sensing, a method of estimating surface behaviour as either specular or diffuse with regard to a particular wavelength

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Rayleigh criterion

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 65 words.

In *remote sensing, a method of estimating surface behaviour as either *specular or *diffuse with regard to a particular wavelength of ...

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Rayleigh criterion

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 5 words.

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Rayleigh criterion

Edited by Jonathan Law and Richard Rennie.

in A Dictionary of Physics

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 5 words.

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Rayleigh criterion

Edited by Richard Rennie and Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Physics

March 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Physics. 5 words.

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On the behaviour of the magnetorotational instability when the Rayleigh criterion is violated

Steven A. Balbus.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

June 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 2545 words.

ABSTRACT

An elementary but revealing analysis of the dispersion relation of the magnetorotational instability (MRI) in the Ralyeigh‐unstable regime is...

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Rayleigh limit

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 8 words.

Another name for the *Rayleigh criterion.

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Rayleigh limit

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 9 words.

Another name for the *Rayleigh criterion.

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Rayleigh, John William Strutt, Lord (1842–1919)

Elizabeth Martin.

in The New Oxford Dictionary for Scientific Writers and Editors

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 28 words.

(1842–1919)

British physicist.

Rayleigh criterion

Rayleigh disc

Rayleigh–Jeans formula (en...

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diffraction-limited

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 70 words.

A definition of quality in an optical system, indicating that it meets the *Rayleigh criterion. This is met

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Discernibility criterion in Fresnel projection microscopy

A Adessi and M Devel.

in Microscopy

March 2001; p ublished online March 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 0 words.

The applicability of the Rayleigh separation criterion in Fresnel electron projection microscopy is studied theoretically. Quantum mechanical simulations of electron scattering by two C60 m...

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Strehl ratio

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A measure of the quality of an optical system. It is the ratio of the amount of light actually delivered by an optical system into the Airy disk compared with the theoretical maximum....

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diffraction-limited

Overview page. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

A definition of quality in an optical system, indicating that it meets the Rayleigh criterion. This is met when there is no more than a quarter of a wavelength of light between the...

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On the Rayleigh–Taylor instability of radio bubbles in galaxy clusters

Fabio Pizzolato and Noam Soker.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

October 2006; p ublished online August 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7355 words.

We consider the Rayleigh–Taylor instability in the early evolution of the rarefied radio bubbles (cavities) observed in many cooling-flow clusters of galaxies. The top of a bubble becomes...

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Rayleigh Waves and Surface Stability for Bell Materials in Compression; Comparison with Rubber

M. Destrade.

in The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics

November 2003; p ublished online November 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Applied Mathematics; Mathematical and Statistical Physics. 0 words.

The stability of a Bell‐constrained half‐space in compression is studied. To this end, the propagation of Rayleigh waves on the surface of the material when it is maintained in a static...

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The magnetic Rayleigh–Taylor instability in astrophysical discs

I. Contopoulos, D. Kazanas and D. B. Papadopoulos.

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

P ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7394 words.

This is our first study of the magnetic Rayleigh–Taylor instability at the inner edge of an astrophysical disc around a central back hole. We derive the equations governing small-amplitude...

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Interstation phase speed and amplitude measurements of surface waves with nonlinear waveform fitting: application to USArray

K. Hamada and K. Yoshizawa.

in Geophysical Journal International

P ublished online July 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Volcanology and Seismology. 9947 words.

A new method of fully nonlinear waveform fitting to measure interstation phase speeds and amplitude ratios is developed and applied to USArray. The Neighbourhood Algorithm is used as a...

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