Accession Number : AD0430050

Title :   AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF ASTRONOMICAL SEEING AND AN INVESTIGATION OF INSTRUMENTATION DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE EFFECTS OF ATMOSPHERE-INDUCED IMAGE ABERRATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Bradford A.

Report Date : OCT 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : A study of telescopic image abberations at Las Cruces, New Mexico leads to generalizations on the local seeing behavior. Diurnal effects as well as the effects of local winds are included along with the techniques used to study these aberrations. An investigation into the possibilities of image aberration compensation is described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL IMAGES, ATMOSPHERIC REFRACTION), VISION, VISUAL ACUITY, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, WIND, INSTRUMENTATION, DISTORTION, PHOTOMULTIPLIER TUBES, SERVOMECHANISMS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE