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Laser fire

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
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Laser fire

UT4 is equipped with a laser. It creates an artificial star from which the way the atmosphere is moving can be measured, and then corrected for in real time by distorting the telescope mirror. It’s incredible technology which allows amazingly sharp images to be taken, and it also looks extremely cool from out on the platform.

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