Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics Demonstrator (MAD)
Adaptive optics is a technique that uses one reference star to correct the blurring effect of the turbulence, restoring the sharpness of the images over a tiny patch around that star. With Multi-Conjugated Adaptive Optics, several stars are used (3 in the case of MAD) to compensate for the turbulence over a much larger field of view. MAD is the first instrument that achieved this goal. It has been installed on MELIPAL (UT3) for several missions over 2007 and 2008.
About the Image
|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:21|
|Size:||4202 x 2802 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - Paranal