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Solar adaptive optics at the Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife
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Paper Abstract

Observing the Sun with high angular resolution is difficult because the turbulence in the atmosphere is strongest during day time. In this paper we describe the principles of solar adaptive optics exemplified by the two German solar telescopes VTT and GREGOR at the Observatorio del Teide. With theses systems we obtain near diffraction limited images of the Sun. Ways to overcome the limits of conventional AO by applying multiconjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8890, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVIII; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVI, 88901D (17 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2032382
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Dirk Soltau, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Thomas Berkefeld, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)
Dirk Schmidt, National Solar Observatory (United States)
Oskar von der Lühe, Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8890:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XVIII; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVI
Adolfo Comeron; Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Klaus Schäfer, Editor(s)

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