ann17048 — Announcement

ESOcast 119: AOF First Light

2 August 2017

Light is the lifeblood of astronomy and by collecting it using telescopes and instruments astronomers can study almost everything in space. Atmospheric turbulence, however, distorts the light arriving at telescopes on Earth. At ESO’s Very Large Telescope, researchers are meeting this challenge with the revolutionary new Adaptive Optics Facility (AOF) helping the MUSE instrument to break new records.

ESOcast 119 explores why adaptive optics is necessary for research at ESO, how the new AOF will improve the capabilities of ESO’s MUSE instrument, and the future of adaptive optics on instruments at ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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ESOcast 119: AOF First Light
ESOcast 119: AOF First Light