Correcting atmospheric turbulence

When working with an Adaptive Optics system, this beacon of a Laser Guide Star provides a bright reference source to correct the influence of atmospheric turbulence in real time in fields devoid of bright enough natural stars.

Credit:

ESO/C. Malin

About the Image

Id:malin_9573
Type:Photographic
Release date:11 April 2013, 11:25
Size:2832 x 4256 px

About the Object

Name:Laser Guide Star, Very Large Telescope
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:Paranal

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