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International Optical Design Conference
Vancouver Canada
June 4, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-811-X
Telescopes and Space Optics (WC)

Corrected Calculation of Star Trails Caused by Differential Atmospheric Refraction

Eric H. Richardson

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/IODC.2006.WC5


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Abstract

Differential atmospheric refraction does not cause a net rotation of a field of stars thus a correctly tracking equatorial telescope does not require rotation of the detector during observations. I.S. Bowen was mistaken in 1966.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1300) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric propagation
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(080.2720) Geometric optics : Mathematical methods (general)

Citation
E. H. Richardson, "Corrected Calculation of Star Trails Caused by Differential Atmospheric Refraction," in International Optical Design, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WC5.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=IODC-2006-WC5


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