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.



About the Image

Release date:24 September 2018, 14:26
Size:5770 x 2476 px

About the Object

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

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