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October 12, 2010

Starcraft

devadutta @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1286927963 ) Play

What is happening here?

These pictures were taken in totally different places.

This post is an acid test for AutoRaja :)

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Cracked by: udupendra , shrik , Bharath , raklodramA , SV , jowens , Goyal , username , Ananth , krudebox , Logik , Dibyo , Rogi , Manish Achuth , AmK , Keerthi Kiran M , kallukudian , Niranjan G , Vinay Hegde , Thejas V R , N@ngA , Rahul Rajeev and dineshk

Answer:
Observatories shoot a laser to the sky to create a fake star. They then focus on the laser to calibrate their telescopes. This results in images with stunning clarity.


24 Responses to “Starcraft”

  1. udupendra
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    Using lasers to create artificial stars


  2. shrik
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    Laser guide stars are a form of artificial star created for use in astronomical adaptive optics imaging.


  3. Bharath
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    Artificial(Man made) Stars

    The laser beams are used to produce an artificial star
    about 90 kms above the atmosphere

    The first pic is from the Keck observatory in Hawaii which uses the artificial stars to find the existence of black holes..


  4. Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGSAO)


  5. SV
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    Hi AutoRaja ;)
    Speckle imaging with Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
    Developed by Andrea Ghez of UCLA


  6. jowens
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    Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGSAO)


  7. Goyal
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    Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGSAO)


  8. username
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_guide_star

    Laser guide stars are a form of artificial star created for use in astronomical adaptive optics imaging.


  9. Ananth
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    Method for creating artificial stars which can then serve a guide for astronomers to calibrate equipment.


  10. krudebox
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    Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics (LGSAO), where astronomers use a laser to create an artificial guide star on the Keck II 10-meter telescope to correct the blurring of a star with adaptive optics.


  11. Logik
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    Telescopes studying the birth of stars / death of stars/ supernovae by firing powerful laser lights at the atmosphere.
    This reduces the visual distortion and can give a better image – Adaptive optics


  12. Dibyo
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    Laser guide star


  13. Rogi
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    The laser is creating an artificial “reference” star for adaptive telescope focusing using a method called Laser Guide Star or LGS.


  14. Manish Achuth
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    Creating a virtual star to look for black holes, correct atmosphere’s blurring effect. I think the first is taken from an observatory in Hawaii.


  15. AmK
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    Laser guide star – Calibrating very large telescopes


  16. Keerthi Kiran M

    Creating an Artificial star for Adaptive Optics stuff…


  17. kallukudian

    They are all man made stars- Laser stars.


  18. Niranjan G

    Orientation of telescopes and setting the focus by creating a virtual star in the atmosphere using a laser beam.


  19. shrey

    Bouncing a Laser off the moon?


  20. an effort to find out what lies at the centre of the milky way,which may be a black hole,from keck observatory,in hawaii.


  21. Vinay Hegde

    Lasers being used to create virtual guide stars needed for speckle imaging. The technique is now called ‘Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics’ (LGSAO).


  22. Laser guide star adaptive optics (LGS AO) system.
    An artificial guide star is created using LASER to correct the blurring of a star.


  23. N@ngA

    Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics(LGSAO)

    more here : http://news.discovery.com/spac.....holes.html


  24. Rahul Rajeev

    Laser Guide Star (LGS) which is an Adaptive optics system where in a very powerful laser is shot into the sky and is used as a reference to correct the blurring effect of the atmosphere on images


  25. dineshk
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    Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics employed at different telescopes. Basically, shine a known laser light, see how the atmosphere distorts them and apply the computed correction to the actual star light.


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