By Henri M. J. Boffin, Gaitee Hussain, Jean-Philippe Berger, Linda Schmidtobreick
This publication bargains a necessary compendium of astronomical high-resolution innovations. contemporary years have obvious huge advancements in such strategies, that are severe to advances in lots of components of astronomy. As mirrored within the publication, those ideas might be divided into direct tools, interferometry, and reconstruction tools, and will be utilized to a big number of astrophysical platforms, starting from planets, unmarried stars and binaries to energetic galactic nuclei, offering angular answer within the micro- to tens of milliarcsecond scales. Written via specialists of their fields, the chapters disguise adaptive optics, aperture overlaying imaging, spectra disentangling, interferometry, fortunate imaging, Roche tomography, imaging with interferometry, interferometry of AGN, AGN reverberation mapping, Doppler- and magnetic imaging of stellar surfaces, Doppler tomography, eclipse mapping, Stokes imaging, and stellar tomography.
This e-book is meant to allow a subsequent new release of astronomers to use high-resolution options. It informs readers on easy methods to in attaining the easiest angular answer within the seen and near-infrared regimes from diffraction-limited to micro-arcsecond scales.
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Opt. Soc. Am. 68(12), 1651 (1978) 13. : A highly efficient Lucky Imaging algorithm: image synthesis based on Fourier amplitude selection. PASP 124, 861 (2012) 14. : Lucky imaging multiplicity studies of exoplanet host stars. Contrib. Astron. Obs. Skalnate Pleso 43, 410 (2014) 15. : The AstraLux Sur Lucky Imaging instrument at the NTT. The Messenger 137, 14 (2009) 16. D. thesis, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg (2007) 17. : Direct imaging of the young spectroscopic binary HD 160934.
MNRAS 428, 182 (2013) 2. : Lucky Imaging survey for southern M dwarf binaries. A&A 520, A54 (2010) 3. : Image quality, tip-tilt correction, and shift-and-add infrared imaging. PASP 103, 1040 (1991) 4. : The AOLI low-order non-linear curvature wavefront sensor: laboratory and on-sky results. In: Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Conference Series, vol. 9148, p. 2. SPIE, Bellingham (2014) 5. : The adaptive optics Lucky Imager: diffraction limited imaging at visible wavelengths with large ground-based telescopes.
Combined with adaptive optics it has the potential to provide diffraction limited observations in the visual wavelength range from the ground, matching – and potentially surpassing – the angular resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope [5, 13]. For more details on the principles of Lucky Imaging, instrumentation, and data analysis, we refer the reader to the theses by • Tubbs on Lucky Exposures: Diffraction Limited Astronomical Imaging through the Atmosphere ; 1 Lucky Imaging in Astronomy 15 • Law on Lucky Imaging: Diffraction-limited Astronomy from the Ground in the Visible ; and • Hormuth on High Angular Resolution Astronomy with an Electron Multiplying CCD .
Astronomy at High Angular Resolution: A Compendium of Techniques in the Visible and Near-Infrared by Henri M. J. Boffin, Gaitee Hussain, Jean-Philippe Berger, Linda Schmidtobreick