"First light" for NAOS-CONICA at VLT YEPUN

The first image in the infrared K-band (wavelength 2.2 µm) of a star (visual magnitude 8) obtained - before (left) and after (right) the adaptive optics was switched on (see the text). The middle panel displays the 3-D intensity profiles of these images, demonstrating the tremendous gain, both in image sharpness and central intensity.

Credit:

ESO

Over de afbeelding

Id:eso0137a
Type:Observatie
Publicatiedatum:3 december 2001
Gerelateerde berichten:eso0137
Grootte:800 x 558 px

Over het object

Naam:European Southern Observatory, First Light
Type:Unspecified : Star
Categorie:Stars

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BandGolflengteTelescoop
Infrarood
K
2.2 μmVery Large Telescope
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