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Advancements in adaptive optics 21-25 June, 2004, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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Published by SPIE in Bellingham, Wash .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references and author index.

StatementDomenico Bonaccini Calia, Brent L. Ellerbroek, Roberto Ragazzoni, chairs/editors ; sponsored and published by SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ; cooperating organizations, AAS--American Astronomical Society (USA) ... [et al.].
SeriesSPIE proceedings series ;, v. 5490, Proceedings of SPIE--the International Society for Optical Engineering ;, v. 5490.
ContributionsCalia, Domenico Bonaccini., Ellerbroek, Brent L., Ragazzoni, R., Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers., American Astronomical Society.
LC ClassificationsTA1505 .A3265 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. (xxii, 1610 p.) :
Number of Pages1610
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3440006M
ISBN 100819454222
LC Control Number2005299669

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