Interferometry and synthesis in radio astronomy
Wiley, Apr 28, 1986 - Nature - 534 pages
A unified description of the theory and practice of radio interferometry and synthesis mapping techniques as they apply to astronomy and geology. Beginning with an historical review, it goes on to provide a detailed description of all aspects of radio inferometry, from basic principles through instrumental design to data reduction. Over 450 original papers and monographs are cited.
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INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL REVIEW
INTRODUCTORY THEORY OF INTERFEROMETERS
FURTHER THEORY OF THE INTERFEROMETER RESPONSE
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