A technique has recently been proposed for processing astronomical photographs to remove the effects of turbulence. The method involves averaging over many short-exposure photographs of an object to reconstruct a diffraction-limited image of the object. A two-dimensional computer simulation of the reconstruction technique is presented. The results indicate that diffraction-limited imaging with a 100 in. telescope is possible even with 2 arcsec seeing conditions.
© 1976 Optical Society of America
Keith T. Knox, "Image retrieval from astronomical speckle patterns," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 1236-1239 (1976)