Adaptive optics and Planet X / Nibiru
Looking through Earth’s atmosphere has posed a problem for astronomers since the beginning. Early telescopes got the best results when looking straight up (Zenith or Z axis). That is because there is the least amount of atmosphere to contend with. Therefore, the hardest things to view are things on the horizon. Some of those items are never straight up at a convenient location.
Putting telescopes out in space is a solution to the problem. But that also creates a whole new set of problems. Minimal differences in the coefficients of expansion and contraction can create errors in the system to render it useless under certain circumstances. When a telescope in orbit is in the sun, it’s hotter than hot. When it is in the shadows it’s as cold as it can get. All of the relationships between the mirrors, lenses and instruments have to remain intact within microns of each other at both of those extremes. Those parameters are easier to control on Earth.
The problem on Earth, once again, is the horizon. When the moon is on the horizon, it is very large. When the moon is straight up it’s at its smallest. The atmosphere works like a lens. However, the atmosphere is also a chaotic gas cloud. The effects of reflection and refraction cause the location of the object to move in the sky in an erratic fashion. The more you zoom in the worse it gets. The movement is difficult to track.
Is there a way to electronically remove the effects of the disturbances caused by the atmosphere for viewing angles on the horizon? Yes. Adaptive optics.
Adaptive optics is a technology to improve the performance of optical systems by reducing the effect of wavefront distortions. That means the chaotic gas cloud in the atmosphere distorts the wavefront. That means the particles of light generated by the source reaches the eye of the viewer at different times than they were originally projected. The plane of a given view in time is distorted.
Adaptive optics works by measuring the distortions in a wavefront and compensating for them with a device that corrects those errors such as a deformable mirror or a liquid crystal array. That means that special mirrors and lenses are used to create a complement to the wavefront distortion at any given time to bring the plane of view back to parallel with respect to the field of view.
The trick is to develop a real-time reference in the sky so one can calculate the complementary wavefront used to control the adaptive optics system. In other words, we need reference stars outside of the atmosphere at a known location and distance. Those stars are not found naturally in the galaxy; they are artificially created.
Earth has a sodium layer that surrounds it. A sodium laser at the proper wavelength will excite the sodium layer and create an artificial star. Some pictures of Planet X have actually been those reference stars magnified by the horizon. They are created by Gemini South in Chile. By using a LIDAR system, exact information can be obtained about the reference stars to create the feedback element of the control system. In other words, the complementary wavefront. The result is the effects of the atmosphere disappear. Look at that Dragon….
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