Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
Published Online: 15 JUL 2007
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Fried, J. W. 2007. Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2007
Optical and mechanical designs of ground-based astronomical telescopes for the visible region are reviewed, including special-purpose telescopes and planned new designs for very large telescopes. The efforts to increase the angular resolution by adaptive optics are described. An overview is given of the instrumentation that is attached to telescopes to analyze and register the light collected by the telescope.
- adaptive optics;
- very large telescopes;