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26 September 1989 A Survey Of Present Efforts In Astronomical Adaptive Optics
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Proceedings Volume 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy; (1989)
Event: 1989 International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1989, Paris, France
Astronomical adaptive optics improves the angular resolution of both solar and stellar telescopes. In addition to giving astronomers the ability to resolve the objects under study better, adaptive optics will : (i) enhance the contrast of pointlike sources against the sky and telescope (thermal) background, (ii) increase the spectroscopic resolution of most spectrographs, and (iii) improve the sensitivity of optical interferometers. We review the status of a number of efforts underway at various observatories around the world to implement adaptive optics on both large solar and stellar telescopes.
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Jacques M. Beckers and Fritz Merkle "A Survey Of Present Efforts In Astronomical Adaptive Optics", Proc. SPIE 1130, New Technologies for Astronomy, (26 September 1989);


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