The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a celestial object at radio wavelengths : Jupiter ’ s radiation belts

@inproceedings{Sault1997TheFT,
  title={The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a celestial object at radio wavelengths : Jupiter ’ s radiation belts},
  author={Robert J. Sault and Tom A. Oosterloo and George A. Dulk and Yolande Leblanc},
  year={1997}
}
For an object where the emission is optically thin, it is shown that the visibility measured by an interferometer is a sample of the three-dimensional Fourier transform of the object. If the object rotates, then it is possible to sample this three-dimensional Fourier space adequately, and so reconstruct the object in three dimensions. Using this principle, reconstructions of Jupiter’s synchrotron radiation belts can be formed. This paper considers the principle and practice of this… CONTINUE READING