Atmospheric scintillation in astronomical photometry

@article{Osborn2015AtmosphericSI,
  title={Atmospheric scintillation in astronomical photometry},
  author={James Osborn and Dora Fohring and Vik S. Dhillon and R. W. Wilson},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={452},
  pages={1707-1716}
}
Scintillation noise due to the Earth's turbulent atmosphere can be a dominant noise source in high-precision astronomical photometry when observing bright targets from the ground. Here we describe the phenomenon of scintillation from its physical origins to its effect on photometry. We show that Young's scintillation-noise approximation used by many astronomers tends to underestimate the median scintillation noise at several major observatories around the world. We show that using median… 
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