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20 September 1989 Application Of Adaptive Optics To Astronomy
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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.
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Fritz Merkle and Jacques M. Beckers "Application Of Adaptive Optics To Astronomy", Proc. SPIE 1114, Active Telescope Systems, (20 September 1989); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960808
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