Science with Adaptive Optics: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 16-19 September 2003 / Edition 1

Science with Adaptive Optics: Proceedings of the ESO Workshop Held at Garching, Germany, 16-19 September 2003 / Edition 1

by Wolfgang Brandner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 364206406X

ISBN-13: 9783642064067

Pub. Date: 11/23/2010

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The field of Adaptive Optics (AO) for astronomy has matured in recent years, and diffraction-limited image resolution in the near-infrared is now routinely achieved by ground-based 8 to 10m class telescopes. This book presents the proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science with Adaptive Optics held in the fall of 2003. The book provides an overview on AO

Overview

The field of Adaptive Optics (AO) for astronomy has matured in recent years, and diffraction-limited image resolution in the near-infrared is now routinely achieved by ground-based 8 to 10m class telescopes. This book presents the proceedings of the ESO Workshop on Science with Adaptive Optics held in the fall of 2003. The book provides an overview on AO instrumentation, data acquisition and reduction strategies, and covers observations of the sun, solar system objects, circumstellar disks, substellar companions, HII regions, starburst environments, late-type stars, the galactic center, active galaxies, and quasars. The contributions present a vivid picture of the multitude of science topics being addressed by AO in observational astronomy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642064067
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Series:
ESO Astrophysics Symposia Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Adaptive Optics Instrumentation, Data Acquisition and Reduction Strategies.- The Sun and (Exo-)Planets.- Star Formation and Brown Dwarfs.- Evolved Stars.- Galactic Center and AGN.- Galaxies and Cosmology.

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