Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH

Sensorless adaptive optics for amateur astronomy

  • Creation of the first adaptive optics (AO) measurement system, through the combination of three innovations. This system allows real-time compensation of the distortion induced by the atmosphere in large astronomical telescopes (using active optical elements), enabling a significant reduction of the atmosphere in large astronomical telescopes (using active optical elements), leading to a significant reduction (by almost two thirds) in the cost of the mechanics of the telescope and an improvement in image quality to professional levels. This project resulted in a patent.

    Centre for Sensors, Instruments and Systems Development