Daily Archives: August 21, 2013

Scientists Make Highest Resolution Photos Ever of the Night Sky

Today the MagAO team is extremely happy to announce our first three refereed publications. Read on to find out about the exciting science we did in the Orion nebula. The following press release can be downloaded as a pdf. For … Continue reading

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Diffraction-limited Visible Light Images of the Orion Trapezium Cluster With the Magellan Adaptive Secondary AO System (MagAO)

We utilized the new high-order (250-378 mode) Magellan Adaptive Optics system (MagAO) to obtain very high spatial resolution observations in “visible light” with MagAO’s VisAO CCD camera. In the good-median seeing conditions of Magellan (0.5-0.7″) we find MagAO delivers individual … Continue reading

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High Resolution H alpha Images of the Binary Low-mass Proplyd LV 1 with the Magellan AO System

Disks of gas and dust around newly born stars, dubbed protoplanetary disks (proplyds), are believed to evolve into planetary systems. Understanding how these disks are affected by strong light/wind from nearby massive stars is crucial to theories of planet formation … Continue reading

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