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Issue No.06 - November/December (2003 vol.5)
pp: 42-51
E. Keith Hege , MKS Imaging Technology
Stuart M. Jefferies , Maui Scientific Research Center
Michael Lloyd-Hart , University of Arizona
ABSTRACT
<p>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.</p>
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 & Engineering, vol.5, no. 6, pp. 42-51, November/December 2003, doi:10.1109/MCISE.2003.1238703
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