Abstract

The deleterious effects of atmospheric inhomogeneities on telescope angular resolution (seeing effects) were studied at a wavelength of 10 μm with an imaging upconverter. Seeing was found to be systematically better by a factor of 1.9 at 10 μm than in the visible, in good agreement with theoretical predictions. A discussion of the theory of astronomical seeing is included.

© 1978 Optical Society of America

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