Lucky imaging: High angular resolution imaging in the visible from the ground

@article{Law2006LuckyIH,
  title={Lucky imaging: High angular resolution imaging in the visible from the ground},
  author={N. Law and C. Mackay and J. E. B. Ioa and Cambridge and C. Laboratory},
  journal={Astronomy and Astrophysics},
  year={2006},
  volume={446},
  pages={739-745}
}
We use a Lucky Imaging system to obtain I -band images with much improved angular resolution on a 2.5 m telescope. We present results from a 10-night assessment campaign on the 2.56 m Nordic Optical Telescope and quantify the performance of our system in seeings better than 1.0 '' . In good seeing we have acquired near diffraction-limited images; in poorer seeing the angular resolution has been routinely improved by factors of 2.5–4. The system can use guide stars as faint as $I=16$ with full… Expand
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