Monday, August 10, 2009

M15 with Adaptive Optics

We are just finishing up a few nights of adaptive optics observations of galaxies using the laser-guide star system on the Hale Telescope.

In honor of that, here is a mosaic of images made using the adaptive optics laser-guide star system from year ago this week showing globular star cluster M15.

The image shows the central portion of the cluster. Click on the image to see it in full resolution.

If you are interested you might want to compare the view of M15 with this one of globular cluster M3 taken with the Hale Telescope's wide-angle camera.

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