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Clear widens the field for observations of the Sun with multi-conjugate adaptive optics

Schmidt, Dirk; Gorceix, Nicolas; Goode, Philip R.; Marino, José; Rimmele, Thomas R.; Berkefeld, Thomas H.; Wöger, Friedrich; Zhang, Xianyu; Rigaut, Francois; Von Der Lühe, Oskar F.


The multi-conjugate adaptive optics (MCAO) pathfinder Clear on the New Solar Telescope in Big Bear Lake has provided the first-ever MCAO-corrected observations of the Sun that show a clearly and visibly widened corrected field of view compared to quasi-simultaneous observations with classical adaptive optics (CAO) correction. Clear simultaneously uses three deformable mirrors, each conjugated to a different altitude, to compensate for atmospheric turbulence. While the MCAO correction was most...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629970


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