An algorithm for stellar object reconstruction without a reference star is described. The algorithm is based on parallel application of the iterative blind deconvolution method to several speckle frames, and it permits reconstruction of an object that satisfies the convolution relation in all the frames used. Computer simulations with noisy speckle images are carried out to demonstrate performances of the algorithm. The algorithm is applied to observational data of binary stars, and high-resolution images are clearly reconstructed. Binary parameters extracted from the images show good consistency with those obtained both with the power spectrum analysis and with the shift-and-add method.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 26, 1992
Published: November 10, 1993
Noriaki Miura, Susumu Kuwamura, Naoshi Baba, Syuzo Isobe, and Motokazu Noguchi, "Parallel scheme of the iterative blind deconvolution method for stellar object reconstruction," Appl. Opt. 32, 6514-6520 (1993)