Article - 24 Aug 2021
Spectroscopy is one of the primary techniques used in astronomy to understand the Universe. Many breath-taking astronomical discoveries in recent decades resulted from advanced spectroscopic...
Article - 5 Nov 2019
Only a small portion of the universe is visible to the naked eye and objects such as interstellar gas are invisible to optical telescopes, but become visible with infrared spectroscopy.
Article - 30 Oct 2019
In this article, AZoOptics spoke to Brinell Vision about their infrared filters and how they are being used in astronomy and climate monitoring.
Article - 12 Apr 2018
When there are no nearby stars to use as a reference, lasers are used to generate small bright spots in the sky. These laser guide stars can be used by astronomers with adaptive optics imaging to...
Article - 23 Apr 2015
The invention and establishment of the wet collodion process and the dry-plate negative led to great advancements in the fields of astronomy and medicine in the second half of the nineteenth century.
Article - 3 Dec 2014
In this interview, Mark Donaghy from Raptor Photonics talks to AZoOptics about Ninox, their new cooled SWIR InGaAs camera. With the latest sensor technology and air/water cooling to -20°C, the Ninox...
Article - 3 Sep 2010
Andor Technology's vacuum Thermoelectric (TE) cooled CCD and Electron Multiplying CCD (EMCCD) cameras are well suited to a diversity of demanding astronomy applications.
Article - 9 Jan 2008
A whole new world came to life for Alice when she passed through the looking glass – beetles with bad attitudes, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, smiling cats, talking tiger lilies and much more.
Article - 16 Feb 2008
Article updated on 03/03/20 by Ben Pilkington
Harnessing the work in gravitational microlensing, supercomputer modeling and adaptive optics pioneered at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...
Article - 27 Jan 2008
To the human eye, space appears serene and void. It is neither. To the “eye” of an X-ray telescope, the universe is totally different - a violent, vibrant, and ever-changing place.