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NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory Develops Groundbreaking Next Generation of Adaptive Optics

04/18/2017 12:33PM

NJIT's Big Bear Solar Observatory Develops Groundbreaking Next Generation of Adaptive Optics

A groundbreaking new optical device, developed at New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Big Bear Solar Observatory is designed to correct images of the Sun that are distorted by multiple layers of atmospheric turbulence. This next generation adaptive optics device is providing scientists with the most precisely detailed, real-time pictures to date of solar activity occurring across vast stretches of the Sun's surface.


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  • dickaaa [Dick Buchroeder]
  • 04/19/2017 11:01AM
The authors seem to have overlooked important prior art.<br><br>One that we designed for the 8M Gemini South telescope almost 20 years ago led the way.<br><br>http://www.gemini.edu/sciops/instruments/gems/mcao-nutshell<br><br>Regards, Dick B. Tucson.