10.1.07 Astronomy Notes

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Unformatted text preview: 10.1.2007 Astronomy Notes Active and adaptive optics Active: simple engineering and structural designs to improve telescope performance - Dome airflow design - Mirror temperature control - Mirror shape control Using just active optics, you can get down to 0.15 arc seconds (half as good as Hubble) Adaptive: "untwinkle" the stars - Artificial guide stars - Rapidly moving mirrors - Very fast computers Using adaptive optics, you can get down to 0.1 arc seconds Http: //skynet.unc.edu/morehead/authorize.php Pw = astro101 ...
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2009 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Christiansen during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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