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Tip-tilt tracker for image stabilization in a daylight speckle imaging system
Author(s): Steven C. Sandven; Stephen L. Browne; David Charles Dayton; Samuel C. Rogers
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the daytime tracking of astronomical objects. We are interested in this because many stars are not visible in the night sky, or we may want to perform around the clock observation of other astronomical objects. Daytime tracking presents many difficulties, including high sky background levels and low object to background contrast. In this paper I will describe a daytime tracker experiment, give a description of the various components, and talk about the bandwidth requirements and performance of the system. I will discuss the contrast and background problems as well as the use of video processor boards to mitigate these problems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2468, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX, (26 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.210435
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Steven C. Sandven, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
Stephen L. Browne, the Optical Sciences Co. (United States)
David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
Samuel C. Rogers, Logicon RDA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2468:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing IX
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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