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Renaissance of the Doppler technique for exoplanet studies
Precise radial velocity instruments that use adaptive optics will be essential for the coming era of observations of Earthlike worlds.
Deblurring of post-adaptive optics images
The novel and freely available ‘Patch’ software package can be used to deconvolve images that have spatially variable point spread functions.
16 September 2015
Searching for a cosmic-ray hotspot with the Telescope Array
A cosmic-ray observatory is being expanded to study a mysterious, apparent source of ultra-high-energy particles.
4 September 2015
High-cadence spectra to characterize exoplanets and stars
Recording an average spectrum from 30 consecutive exposures of the τBoo star-exoplanet system enables a detailed study of this distant world, and potential characterization of other star-planet pairs.
11 August 2015
Speciality optical fibers for advanced astronomical instrumentation
Multimode fiber Bragg gratings enable enhancements to the sensitivity of night-sky spectral analysis, highlighting one novel functionality made possible by advancements in the field of astrophotonics.
22 July 2015
Accurate and rapid IR metrology for the manufacture of freeform optics
A novel deflectometry system has high dynamic range and fine spatial resolution metrology capabilities.
6 July 2015
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