Adaptive optics comparison

This illustration demonstrates how a global cluster appears with and without the use of adaptive optics. Astronomical ground-based telescopes built today rely strongly on adaptive optics to achieve their maximum resolution and sensitivity. Adaptive optics technologically compensates for changes in the Earth’s atmosphere to produce a sharper image.



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Publicatiedatum:24 september 2018 14:26
Grootte:5770 x 2476 px

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Type:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Categorie:Star Clusters

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