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Astronomical Adaptive Optics

Rigaut, François


Adaptive optics is now a fully mature technique to improve the angular resolution of observations taken with ground-based astronomical telescopes. It is available at most of the major optical/IR observatories, and is planned as an integral part of the Extremely Large Telescope next generation facilities. In this mini-review aimed at non-AO specialists, we recall the history, the principle of operation, the major components, the performance, and the future of nighttime astronomical adaptive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific
DOI: 10.1086/684512
Access Rights: Open Access


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