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General Theory of Light Propagation and Imaging Through the Atmosphere

Author: T Stewart McKechnie; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
Publisher: Cham Springer International Publishing Imprint : Springer, 2016.
Series: Springer series in optical sciences, 196.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st ed. 2016View all editions and formats
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This book lays out a new, general theory of light propagation and imaging through Earth's turbulent atmosphere. Current theory is based on the - now widely doubted - assumption of Kolmogorov turbulence. The new theory is based on a generalized atmosphere, the turbulence characteristics of which can be established, as needed, from readily measurable properties of point-object, or star, images. The pessimistic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Observations
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T Stewart McKechnie; École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (France)
ISBN: 9783319182094 3319182099 9783319182087 3319182080
OCLC Number: 1058554668
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (XXIX, 624 pages 190 illustrations, 13 illustrations in color.) : online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Terms, Definitions and Theoretical foundations --
Diffraction --
Wave propagation after scattering by a thin atmospheric layer --
Wave propagation over extended atmospheric paths --
Properties of point-object im ages formed by telescopes --
Properties of point-object im ages formed by telescopes --
Average intensity envelopes of unresolved star images --
Core and halo structure in star images formed by large telescopes --
Statistical properties of stellar speckle patterns --
Star image appear ance for small and large average turbulence structure sizes --
Approximate intensity envelopes for star images formed by telescopes with/without AO --
Telescope optical tolerances and telescope resolution --
Laboratory simulation of im ages formed by large telescopes --
Laser beam propagation and atmospheric path characterization.-Atmospheric isoplanatic angle: Image stabilization and AO image correction.
Series Title: Springer series in optical sciences, 196.
Responsibility: by T. Stewart McKechnie.

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