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Dec 09

Stellar Family Portrait Takes Imaging Technique to New Extremes

Source: ESO 47/09 - Photo Release

Trumpler14Trumpler 14 image obtained with Multi-conjugate Adaptive optics Demonstrator (MAD)
mounted on ESO’s Very Large Telescope. Credit: ESO/VLT

The young star cluster Trumpler 14 is revealed in another stunning ESO image. Never before has such a large patch of sky been imaged using adaptive optics, a technique by which astronomers are able to remove most of the atmosphere's blurring effects. (Read more)

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