TITLE

Aberration

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Aberration, in optics, a condition that causes blurring, loss of clearness, or distortion of shape in the images formed by lenses or curved mirrors. Although it is impossible to produce a telescope, microscope, camera lens, or other optical device that is free from aberrations, optical engineers can eliminate or reduce most of these effects by careful design. The two most familiar types of aberration are chromatic aberration and spherical aberration.
ACCESSION #
37310298

 

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