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Using adaptive optics, which corrects for atmospheric

posted by Jason Kottke   Sep 17, 2007

Using adaptive optics, which corrects for atmospheric distortion, some astronomers have modified a ground telescope to yield sharper images than the Hubble.

Hubble’s optics provide greater detail over a wider angle, while the Lucky camera as used at Palomar gives ultra-high resolution only for a tiny slice of the sky at one time.

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