Astronomical seeing

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Dome seeing
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definition A measure of the blurring and degradation of the image of astronomical objects caused by turbulence in the Earth's atmosphere, including the telescope environment. Seeing causes the images of stars to break up into speckle patterns, which change very rapidly with time.
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