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  • Vol. 71, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1981
  • pp: 490–492

Space—time correlation of stellar speckle patterns

J. C. Dainty, D. R. Hennings, and K. A. O’Donnell  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 71, Issue 4, pp. 490-492 (1981)

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Measurements of the space—time correlation function of images at the focus of a large telescope have been made. They indicate that the image boiling has a directional component that is parallel to the motion of the turbulence in the pupil plane.

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J. C. Dainty, D. R. Hennings, and K. A. O’Donnell, "Space—time correlation of stellar speckle patterns," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 490-492 (1981)

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