State-of-the-art DM with large number of actuators, large stroke (no separate tip-tilt mirror) and short 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 provide solutions for the following issues:

• Low photon flux
• High frequency of atmospheric turbulence

Example of results

Night observation with AOLI at the 4.2-meter William Herschel
Telescope (WHT) located at
Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos
AOLI team, Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands

 Day observation with AO and without AO with NSO Sunspot Dunn solar telescope (0.7 meter aperture, New Mexico, USA) 

Credit: Ren Deqing, Université California State Northridge


Astronomy equipment

Astronomy equipment

Astronomy equipment - ALPAO Components

ALPAO components and systems provides solutions for the following issues : Low photon flux and High frequency of atmospheric turbulence.