In Pursuit of the Perfect Image

  • Bruce Dorminey


En route from Cannes to the Observatoire de Haute-Provence (OHP), I wasn’t out looking for traditional Provençal tablecloths or homemade herbal soap. Unlike the tourists I was passing on this high-speed, winding three-hour “road rally” of a journey in October 1999, I was rushing to make a late afternoon meeting with a man who has been dreaming of directly imaging extra-solar “Earths” for more than a quarter century.


European Space Agency Hubble Space Telescope Perfect Image Launch Date Telescopic Array 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce Dorminey
    • 1
  1. 1.ParisFrance

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