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Articles by Timothy D. Morton in JoVE
Bringing the Visible Universe into Focus with Robo-AO
Christoph Baranec1,2, Reed Riddle1, Nicholas M. Law3, A.N. Ramaprakash4, Shriharsh P. Tendulkar2, Khanh Bui1, Mahesh P. Burse4, Pravin Chordia4, Hillol K. Das4, Jack T.C. Davis1, Richard G. Dekany1, Mansi M. Kasliwal5, Shrinivas R. Kulkarni1,2, Timothy D. Morton2, Eran O. Ofek6, Sujit Punnadi4
1Caltech Optical Observatories, California Institute of Technology, 2Department of Astronomy, California Institute of Technology, 3Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 4Inter-University Centre for Astronomy & Astrophysics, 5Observatories of the Carnegie Institution for Science, 6Benoziyo Center for Astrophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Light from astronomical objects must travel through the earth's turbulent atmosphere before it can be imaged by ground-based telescopes. To enable direct imaging at maximum theoretical angular resolution, advanced techniques such as those employed by the Robo-AO adaptive-optics system must be used.