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Computing and Telescopes at the Frontiers of Optical Astronomy
November/December 2003 (vol. 5 no. 6)
pp. 42-51
E. Keith Hege, MKS Imaging Technology
Stuart M. Jefferies, Maui Scientific Research Center
Michael Lloyd-Hart, University of Arizona

Advances in computing power are improving astronomical imaging by enabling adaptive-optics technology to mitigate atmospheric and other physical variables. Present-day 3.5- to 10-meter telescopes fitted with adaptive optics see farther and with higher resolution than the Hubble Space Telescope. The continuous evolution of ground-based telescope capabilities could make them suitable for applications previously envisioned only for space-based systems.

Index Terms:
telescope, astronomy, computers, adaptive, optics
Citation:
E. Keith Hege, Stuart M. Jefferies, Michael Lloyd-Hart, "Computing and Telescopes at the Frontiers of Optical Astronomy," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 5, no. 6, pp. 42-51, Nov.-Dec. 2003, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2003.1238703
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