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Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics for Astronomy

Author: N Ageorges; C Dainty
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2000.
Series: NATO ASI series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, 551.
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Adaptive optics allows the theoretical limit of angular resolution to be achieved from a large telescope, despite the presence of turbulence. Thus an eight meter class telescope, such as one of the four in the Very Large Telescope operated by ESO in Chile, will in future be routinely capable of an angular resolution of almost 0.01 arcsec, compared tot he present resolution of about 0.5 arcsec for conventional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N Ageorges; C Dainty
ISBN: 9789401596244 9401596247
OCLC Number: 851386706
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 340 pages).
Contents: 1 Optical Effects of Atmospheric Turbulence --
2 Adaptive Optics with Laser Guide Stars: Basic Concepts and Limitations --
3 The Physics of the Sodium Atom --
4 The Design and Performance of Laser Systems for Generating Sodium Beacons --
5 Laser Guide Star Operational Issues --
6 The Cone Effect --
7 Laser Guide Star Advanced Concepts: Tilt Problem --
8 The Tilt Problem --
Multiwavelength --
9 Sky Coverage with Laser Guide Star Systems on 8m Telescopes --
10 Ground Based Astronomy with Adaptive Optics --
11 Polarimetric Measurements and Deconvolution Techniques --
12 Measuring Asteroids with Adaptive Optics --
13 The Environments of Young Stars --
14 Distant (Radio) Galaxies: Probes of Galaxy Formation --
15 Active Galaxies in the Local and Distant Universe.
Series Title: NATO ASI series., Series C,, Mathematical and physical sciences ;, 551.
Other Titles: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held in Cargèse, France, from September 29 to October 10, 1997
Responsibility: edited by N. Ageorges, C. Dainty.

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