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Threshold Limits for Moderate Aperture Telescopes

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R. S. Kolman

L. H. Schoonveld

L. L. Abels

Department of Physics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60680




Observations have been made of limiting magnitudes indicating that for small to moderate apertures the expression M(sub L) = 2.8 X log D + 1.9 X log P + M(sub o), where M(sub o) is a constant dependent on the observer, is more useful in determining working limits than is the widely used expression of Dimitroff and Baker.


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