Definition of Michelson stellar interferometer in English:

Michelson stellar interferometer

(also Michelson's stellar interferometer)


Astronomy Physics
  • A means of finding the angular diameter of a small stellar source by placing two slits in front of a telescope objective, and deducing the diameter of the source from the separation of the slits when there are no interference fringes from the two resulting beams.


1920s; earliest use found in Science.