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.



Sobre a imagem

Data de divulgação:24 de Setembro de 2018 às 14:26
Tamanho:5770 x 2476 px

Sobre o objeto

Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Categoria:Star Clusters

Formatos de imagens

JPEG grande
2,5 MB