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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1978
  • pp: 3779–3784

Statistics of stellar speckle patterns

R. J. Scaddan and J. G. Walker  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 3779-3784 (1978)

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Photon-counting techniques have been applied to a study of the intensity fluctuations in the image of an unresolved star at the Cassegrain focus of the 91-cm telescope of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. Time-averaged temporal autocorrelation functions and moments of intensity have been computed. The results are discussed in terms of atmospheric turbulence and in relation to stellar speckle interferometry.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 15, 1978
Published: December 1, 1978

R. J. Scaddan and J. G. Walker, "Statistics of stellar speckle patterns," Appl. Opt. 17, 3779-3784 (1978)

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