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Application Of Adaptive Optics To Astronomy
Author(s): Fritz Merkle; Jacques M. Beckers
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optical systems and their applications in astronomy have been discussed for over a decade. Meanwhile the main components like deformable mirrors, wavefront sensors etc. for these real time correction systems of atmospheric turbulence effects, are commercially available. The principles of of this technology, its predicted performance and the current programs underway to implement adaptive optics for astronomical purposes are summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960808
Show Author Affiliations
Fritz Merkle, European Southern Observatory (Germany)
Jacques M. Beckers, European Southern Observatory (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1114:
Active Telescope Systems
Francois J. Roddier, Editor(s)

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