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The Effects Of Atmospheric Dispersion On Compensated Imaging
Author(s): Edward P. Wallner
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Paper Abstract

Rays from a given point on a celestial object will traverse different paths through the atmosphere due to atmospheric dispersion. They will therefore suffer different phase distortions due to atmospheric turbulence. When the mean distortion is corrected by a compensated imaging system a residual error, which is a function of spectral bandwidth, will remain. This error grows as sec4/3 tanS/6, where c is the zenith angle, and will limit the region of the sky over which satisfactory compensation is possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0075, Imaging Through the Atmosphere, (19 July 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954746
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Edward P. Wallner, Itek Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0075:
Imaging Through the Atmosphere
James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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