Usage of centralObstructionFactor

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Computes the scale factor of an Airy pattern as a function of the central obscuration, using a spline fit to Table 10.1 of Schroeder's "Astronomical Optics".

Usage:

au.centralObstructionFactor(diameter=12.0, obscuration=0.75)
  • diameter: dish diameter (in meters)
  • obscuration: diameter of central obscuration (in meters)

Example:

CASA <10>: au.centralObstructionFactor()
  Out[10]: 0.99491982473479845
-- ToddHunter - 2013-07-11
Topic revision: r2 - 2013-08-05, ToddHunter
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