Issue No. 06 - November/December (2003 vol. 5)
E. Keith Hege , MKS Imaging Technology
Stuart M. Jefferies , Maui Scientific Research Center
Michael Lloyd-Hart , University of Arizona
<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>
telescope, astronomy, computers, adaptive, optics
S. M. Jefferies, E. K. Hege and M. Lloyd-Hart, "Computing and Telescopes at the Frontiers of Optical Astronomy," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 5, no. , pp. 42-51, 2003.