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Direct determination of atmospheric phase perturbations with a novel interferometer
Author(s): Nick Nightingale; David F. Buscher
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Paper Abstract

A telescope-mounted wavefront-folding interferometer designed to measure the phase fluctuations due to atmospheric seeing on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales is described. It makes use of photon-counting avalanche photodiodes to achieve high SNRs at high sampling rates. In addition to testing theories of the atmospheric turbulence responsible for the seeing, instrumental effects such as telescope vibrations can be quantified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1237, Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19307
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Nick Nightingale, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory/Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
David F. Buscher, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory/Univ. of Cambridge (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1237:
Amplitude and Intensity Spatial Interferometry
James B. Breckinridge, Editor(s)

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