Simulation of optical interstellar scintillation

  title={Simulation of optical interstellar scintillation},
  author={Farhang Habibi and Marc Moniez and R'eza Ansari and Sohrab Rahvar},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
Aims. Stars twinkle because their light propagates through the atmosphere. The same phenomenon is expected on a longer time scale when the light of remote stars crosses an interstellar turbulent molecular cloud, but it has never been observed at optical wavelengths. The aim of the study described in this paper is to fully simulate the scintillation process, starting from the molecular cloud description as a fractal object, ending with the simulations of fluctuating stellar light curves. Methods… 
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