17-19 February 2020
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma
Europe/Rome timezone

High resolution imaging in crowded stellar fields: present and future science

18 Feb 2020, 11:00
25m
Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Roma

Palazzo Corsini via della Lungara, 10 Roma

Speaker

Dr Emanuele Dalessandro (INAF - OAS Bologna)

Description

Ground-based imagers assisted by Multi Conjugate Adaptive Optics (MCAO) systems are the technological frontier to obtain high-quality stellar photometry and astrometry in crowded fields at the highest possible spatial resolution. I will review the main scientific results obtained in the last years in the field of stellar populations by using AO data and key advancements in their exploitation. I will also discuss future challenges and perspectives at the edge of a new golden-era that will soon open thanks to the availability of imagers assisted by MCAO systems at 30-40m class-telescopes and their complementarity with JWST from the space.

Primary author

Dr Emanuele Dalessandro (INAF - OAS Bologna)

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