The effect of atmospheric turbulence on the refraction-induced displacement of an image of an optical source is calculated. The сalculation is qualitatively confirmed by experimental data obtained in the real atmosphere. Data from a model experiment, which confirm quantitatively the dependence of the refraction-induced displacement of an optical image on the conditions of diffraction by the radiating aperture (V.A.Banakh et al., Opt. Spektrosk. 62 (5), 1136 (1987) and V. A. Banakh and B. N. Chen, Opt. Atmos. 1 (2), 106 (1988)), are presented.
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