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Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 50, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1960
  • pp: 21–21

On the Limiting Sensitivity of the Star Test for Optical Instruments

W. T. WELFORD  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 21-21 (1960)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.50.000021


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Abstract

Calculations of the light flux distribution in the defocused star image suggest that λ/60 of sharply varying aberration and λ/20 of slowly varying aberration can be detected.

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W. T. WELFORD, "On the Limiting Sensitivity of the Star Test for Optical Instruments," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 21-21 (1960)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-50-1-21

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