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  • Vol. 67, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1977
  • pp: 407–409

Minimizing atmospheric dispersion effects in compensated imaging

Edward P. Wallner  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 67, Issue 3, pp. 407-409 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.67.000407


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Abstract

A compensated imaging system that corrects optical path length distortions due to atmospheric turbulence by means of an achromatic corrector will have residual errors caused by the dispersion of the atmosphere. These errors become significant for astronomical objects at large zenith angles, but they may be minimized by special dispersion correctors.

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Edward P. Wallner, "Minimizing atmospheric dispersion effects in compensated imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 67, 407-409 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-67-3-407


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References

  1. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 3rd ed. (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1972).
  2. E. Wallner, "The Effects of Atmospheric Dispersion on Compensated Imaging," Proceedings of the PIE/SEPSES Technical Symposium East, Viol. 75, No. 19, 1976.

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