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Measurements of the isoplanatic angle of image motion for angular separations up to 10 arcmin
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Paper Abstract

Star trails have been taken with a CCD-camera covering a field of approximately 10'. With the telescope movement stopped the sampling rate was of the order of 40 Hz. The correlations between the centroid variations of different trails, representing the image motion perpendicular to the trails, have been calculated. The power spectra of the centroid motions are used to identify their origin. The method turns out to be feasible for the measurement of the isoplanatic angle of image motion. The results show that the correlations of the image motions can be significantly enhanced, if the time delay due to the movement of the turbulence across the field of the telescope is taken into account.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2199, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V, (1 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.176155
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Lothar Noethe, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Philippe B. Gitton, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2199:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes V
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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