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extreme adaptive optics

(high-performance version of AO system)

The term extreme adaptive optics (ExAO) is used for a new generation of high-performance adaptive optics systems. One motivation is for direct imaging of extra-solar planets from the ground. New versions of such adaptive optics instruments have been recently installed or are in development for the major large optical/infrared telescopes.


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Keck Observatory
Keck Planet Imager and Characterizer (KPIC)
Subaru Telescope