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How does the Large Binocular Telescope resolve so well in both orthogonal directions simultaneously?

The Forbes article Ask Ethan: How Does Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry Allow Us To Image A Black Hole? includes an example of optical interferometry from the Large Binocular Telescope, shown below. ...
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What are the raisons d'être for the Large Binocular Telescope “binocularity”?

edit: The short form of the question is Why are there TWO telescopes?? A longer version follows. The Large Binocular Telescope (and LBT blog as source of images below) has two 8.4 meter diameter ...