State of the art DM with large number of actuators, large stroke (no separate tip-tilt mirror) and fast settling time

Turbulence introduced by the atmosphere degrades images taken using telescopes. Using adaptive optics recovers much of the information that is lost. As a result, it is possible to increase your number and quality of scientific observations. 

ALPAO components and systems provides solutions for the following issues:

  • • low photon flux
  • • high frequency of atmospheric turbulence


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Night observations with the Adaptive Optics Lucky Imager (AOLI) at the 4.2-meter William Herschel Telescope (WHT) located at Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos (La Palma, Spain)
Credit: AOLI team from Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Day observations with a DM69 at NSO Sunspot Dunn solar telescope (0.7 meter aperture) in New Mexico, USA
Credit: Ren Deqing, California State University Northridge)


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