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Telescopes: Ground Based or in Space?

  • Rosa PoggianiEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter discusses the optical telescopes including the diffraction produced by the wave nature of the electromagnetic radiation. The diffraction sets the limit to the angular resolution of the telescopes. The effect of the atmosphere on the image formation in ground-based telescopes is presented. The chapter discusses also some large telescope facilities.

Keywords

Point Spread Function Modulation Transfer Function Adaptive Optic Primary Mirror Observatory Site 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of PisaPisaItaly

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