New Gemini Images Exemplify the Power of Adaptive Optics
This composite image shows a small section of the core of the globular cluster M-13 as imaged by the Altair adaptive optics system on Gemini North (upper blue inset; 0.060 arcsecond resolution). Beneath the Altair image is an uncorrected "natural seeing" image (0.26 arcsecond resolution).Credit:
Wide-field background image courtesy of the Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope/Coelum/Jean-Charles Cuillandre.
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|Release date:||June 2, 2003, 8 p.m.|
|Size:||1026 x 794 px|
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