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Adaptive Optics

  • Lawrence Harris
Chapter
Part of the Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series book series (PATRICKMOORE)

Abstract

Previous chapters have explained in some detail how all telescopes, including the Meade LX200GPS and LX400 series, require careful setting up and alignment if you are to get the best from them. Before considering further hardware, do ensure that you have taken your telescope to its peak performance by optimizing its periodic error (PEC table), reducing the backlash to a minimum level, and polar aligning your scope to a good accuracy.

Keywords

Bright Star Adaptive Optics System Guide Star Focal Ratio Laser Guide Star 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.StowuplandUK

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