There is a bit of a revolution going on in the amateur astronomy field. In the pages of a typical amateur astronomy publication one finds advertisements for telescopes with apertures greater than 50 cm, high-quality charge-coupled device (CCD) camera systems, image processing software packages, and even intensified CCD cameras! In addition, the articles in these publications assume a more knowledgeable reader, with more references to technical concepts such as the Fourier transform's role in forming an image. With the ubiquity of the fast personal computer and the above mentioned equipment, the time is ripe for them to try speckle interferometry.
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