Gemini Video Explains the Next Generation of Adaptive Optics

Although the combination of GMOS and GeMS is not intended to be offered as a standard mode in the immediate future, this image is useful for commissioning/verification purposes and demonstrates the capabilities of GeMS over a broad spectral range. It also hints at what is possible with a ground-layer adaptive optics system. The center of the Centaurus A galaxy, observed with GMOS-S and GeMS. The Field of View on this image is 2.4x2.4 arcmin. The performance, measured as the Full Width Half Max (FWHM) of the stars is as good as 0.08 arcsec around the center the field, and about 0.16arcsec in average over the whole field.

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NOIRLab

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Id:gemini1203a
Tipo:Collage
Release date:3 de Abril de 2012
Related releases:gemini1203
Size:1053 x 993 px

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Categoría:Galaxies

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