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VLT interferometer: IV. The utility of partial adaptive optics
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Paper Abstract

The application of full adaptive optics to astronomical telescopes in the foreseeable future is likely to be limited to infrared wavelengths greater than 1 micron both because of the limited number of bright enough wavefront sensing objects at visible wavelengths and because of the complexity and expense of making an adaptive optics system for large telescopes with the large number of elements required at visible wavelengths. Adaptive optics designed for infrared wavelengths do, however, improve the image quality at wavelengths shorter than the design wavelength, thus improving the sensitivity of interferometric imaging at those wavelengths.

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Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19195
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Jacques Maurice Beckers, European Southern Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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