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Adaptive optics is a strong new process used to sharpen telescope pictures blurred by means of the Earth's surroundings. This authoritative publication is the 1st devoted to using adaptive optics in astronomy. often built for defence purposes, the means of adaptive optics has only in the near past been brought in astronomy. Already it has allowed ground-based telescopes to provide photographs with sharpness rivalling these from the Hubble area Telescope. The procedure is predicted to revolutionise the way forward for ground-based optical astronomy. Written via a global crew of specialists who've pioneered the improvement of the sphere, this well timed quantity presents either a rigorous creation to the approach and a entire evaluate of present and destiny structures. it's set to turn into the traditional reference for graduate scholars, researchers and optical engineers in astronomy and different parts of technology the place adaptive optics is discovering interesting new purposes.

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