MAD integration

MAD, the Multi-conjugate Adaptive optics Demonstrator, is a prototype instrument developed at ESO to evaluate various technologies that will be used with the next generation of instruments and telescopes. The goal is to achieve a full correction of the atmospheric turbulences over a large field of view, using several reference stars, some natural ones, and some artificial laser guide stars. MAD is seen during its integration in the instrumentation lab.

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Id:mad-integration
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:19
Size:2552 x 1920 px

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Name:MAD
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - Paranal

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