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Wide-field-of-view astronomical imaging using a guide-star reference
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Paper Abstract

We analyze the use of a single laser or natural guidestar to correct atmospheric distortion for a wide field of view (WFOV) imaging system. We concentrate on the absolute system limits without regard to radiometrics or compensation method by evaluating the best system OTF possible at field points in and beyond the isoplanatic patch. The improvement of OTF at mid- spatial frequencies is several decades over the non-corrected OTF even at field angles of one arc minute, and we conclude that post processing should be able to recover much more information in adaptive optics systems even at wide FOVs than uncompensated systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, 17802D (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.143242
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Gonglewski, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Janet S. Fender, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
David Charles Dayton, Applied Technology Associates, Inc. (United States)
Glenn A. Tyler, Optical Sciences Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design
Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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