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Adaptive optics is a robust new process used to sharpen telescope pictures blurred by way of the Earth's surroundings. This authoritative booklet is the 1st devoted to using adaptive optics in astronomy. generally 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 supply photographs with sharpness rivalling these from the Hubble area Telescope. The strategy is anticipated to revolutionise the way forward for ground-based optical astronomy. Written by way of a global crew of specialists who've pioneered the advance of the sector, this well timed quantity offers either a rigorous advent to the procedure and a finished overview of present and destiny structures. it's 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 fascinating new purposes.

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