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From Keck to Future 30-m ELT
Animation showing the improvement in resolution in the central 0.5'' of the Galaxy from seeing-limited to Keck + Adaptive Optics to future Extremely Large Telescopes + Adaptive Optics. Actual orbits are shown in the seeing-limited and Keck cases, while additional simulated orbits are included for the ELT case. See a side-by-side comparison in the 3-panel animation below.
Astro 2010 White Paper: The Galactic Center: A Laboratory for Fundamental Astrophysics and Galactic Nuclei
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