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Adaptive optics for astronomical telescopes

Author: John W Hardy
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford series in optical and imaging sciences, 16.
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This work covers the fundamental theory and then describes in detail how optic technology can be applied to large ground-based telescopes to compensate for the effects of atmospheric turbulence. It  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John W Hardy
ISBN: 0195090195 9780195090192
OCLC Number: 36292946
Description: x, 438 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: The short, eventful history of adaptive optics --
Adaptive optics in astronomy --
Optical effects of atmosphere turbulence --
Optical image structure --
Optical wavefront sensors --
Wavefront correctors --
Laser beacons --
Wave reconstruction and control systems --
Adaptive optics performance analysis and optimization --
Astronomical adapative optics programs.
Series Title: Oxford series in optical and imaging sciences, 16.
Responsibility: John W. Hardy.
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