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In the previous chapter we have analyzed a number of issues in which atmospheric turbulence influences the performance of an optical telescope. In particular we have characterized and quantified:

The table at the next page summarizes the main results and the parameterizations relating the various local atmosphere effects to the telescope performance that have been obtained in this work.

The purpose of this chapter will be to illustrate how the knowledge acquired on those different effects can be combined and used within a global evaluation of telescope performance and eventually integrated into a concurrent design process for both the enclosure and the telescope.

Table: Summary of main results and parameterizations of image quality with respect to local atmospheric effects.

Lorenzo Zago,, Sun Feb 26 22:57:31 GMT+0100 1995