Abstract

Because of atmospheric turbulence, the fringes produced by a Michelson stellar interferometer appear as a random modulation of the two superimposed stellar images. The contribution of the related high spatial frequency peaks in the image Wiener spectrum has been computed as a function of the diameter of the apertures and of the seeing conditions. This contribution appears to be independent of the seeing condition for large apertures.

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Anderson, J. A.

J. A. Anderson, Astrophys. J. 51, 263 (1920).

Dainty, J. C.

J. C. Dainty, Opt. Commun. 7, 129 (1973).

Dryden, G.

D. Korff, G. Dryden, M. Miller, Opt. Commun. 5, 187 (1972).

Fried, D. L.

D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

Korff, D.

D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).

D. Korff, G. Dryden, M. Miller, Opt. Commun. 5, 187 (1972).

Labeyrie, A.

A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L 71 (1975).

A. Labeyrie, Nouv. Rev. Opt. 5, 141 (1974).

Michelson, A. A.

A. A. Michelson, Astrophys. J. 51, 257 (1920).

A. A. Michelson and F. G. Pease, Astrophys. J. 53, 249 (1921).

Miller, M.

D. Korff, G. Dryden, M. Miller, Opt. Commun. 5, 187 (1972).

Pease, F. G.

A. A. Michelson and F. G. Pease, Astrophys. J. 53, 249 (1921).

Roddier, F.

F. Roddier, Opt. Commun. 10, 103 (1974).

Other (10)

A. A. Michelson, Astrophys. J. 51, 257 (1920).

A. A. Michelson and F. G. Pease, Astrophys. J. 53, 249 (1921).

J. A. Anderson, Astrophys. J. 51, 263 (1920).

A. Labeyrie, Astrophys. J. Lett. 196, L 71 (1975).

A. Labeyrie, Nouv. Rev. Opt. 5, 141 (1974).

D. Korff, G. Dryden, M. Miller, Opt. Commun. 5, 187 (1972).

D. Korff, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 63, 971 (1973).

J. C. Dainty, Opt. Commun. 7, 129 (1973).

F. Roddier, Opt. Commun. 10, 103 (1974).

D. L. Fried, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1372 (1966).

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