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By François Roddier

Adaptive optics is a robust new procedure used to sharpen telescope pictures blurred via the Earth's surroundings. This authoritative e-book is the 1st devoted to using adaptive optics in astronomy. ordinarily constructed for defence functions, the means of adaptive optics has only in the near past been brought in astronomy. Already it has allowed ground-based telescopes to provide pictures with sharpness rivalling these from the Hubble area Telescope. The procedure is predicted to revolutionise the way forward for ground-based optical astronomy. Written through a global crew of specialists who've pioneered the advance of the sphere, this well timed quantity presents either a rigorous advent to the strategy and a complete assessment of present and destiny platforms. it really is set to develop into the traditional reference for graduate scholars, researchers and optical engineers in astronomy and different parts of technological know-how the place adaptive optics is discovering intriguing new functions.

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Dordrecht. Roddier, F. (1998) Maximum gain and ef®ciency of adaptive optics systems. Pub. Astr. Soc. Pac. 110, 837±40. , Northcott, M. and Graves, J. E. (1991) A simple low-order adaptive optics system for near-infrared applications. Pub. Astr. Soc. Pac. 103, 131±49. , Northcott, M. , Graves, J. , McKenna, D. L. and Roddier, D. (1993) One-dimensional spectra of turbulence-induced Zernike aberrations: time-delay and isoplanicity error in partial adaptive compensation. J. Opt. Soc. Am. 10, 957±65.

1982b) On the origin of speckle boiling and its effects in stellar speckle interferometry J. Optics (Paris) 13, 263±271. Roddier, F. and Roddier, C. (1986) National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) Infrared Adaptive Optics Program II. Modeling atmospheric effects in adaptive optics systems for astronomical telescopes. In Advanced Technology Telescopes III, ed. L. D. Barr, Proc. SPIE vol 628, pp. 298±304. Further references Greenwood, D. P. and Fried, D. L. (1976) Power spectra requirements for wave-frontcompensative systems.

M. Mariotti, NATO-ASI Series, 274, pp. 33±52. , Dordrecht. , Gilli, J. M. and Vernin, J. (1982a) On the isoplanatic patch size in stellar speckle interferometry. J. Optics (Paris) 13, 63±70. , Gilli, J. M. and Lund, G. (1982b) On the origin of speckle boiling and its effects in stellar speckle interferometry J. Optics (Paris) 13, 263±271. Roddier, F. and Roddier, C. (1986) National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) Infrared Adaptive Optics Program II. Modeling atmospheric effects in adaptive optics systems for astronomical telescopes.

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