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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|Release date:||3 December 2009, 23:19|
|Size:||2552 x 1920 px|
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|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - Paranal