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  • Vol. 68, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1978
  • pp: 1271–1275

A method for processing stellar speckle interferometry data

Gary L. Welter and Simon P. Worden  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 68, Issue 9, pp. 1271-1275 (1978)

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It is shown that the difference between the average autocorrelation of instantaneous speckle patterns and the average cross correlation of such patterns is proportional to the autocorrelation of the image effectively uninfluenced by a turbulent atmosphere. This result leads to a useful method for the reduction of astronomical speckle data.

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Gary L. Welter and Simon P. Worden, "A method for processing stellar speckle interferometry data," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 1271-1275 (1978)

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  1. A. Labeyrie, "Attainment of Diffraction Limited Resolution in Large Telescopes by Fourier Analyzing Speckle Patterns in Star Images," Astr. Astrophys. 6, 85 (1970).
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