The new camera will allow hyper-telescopes to shoot several stars at a time. And the new design of the telescope will allow you to obtain images of objects outside the solar system, such as planets, pulsars, globular clusters and distant galaxies, with very high resolution. A new concept proposed by scientists from the Nice Observatory, published in the journal Optics Letters.
Hyper telescopes use the so-called pupil densification effect to concentrate the entire spectrum of light to form high-resolution images. This process, however, significantly limits the field of view of hypertelescopes, preventing them from capturing diffuse or large objects, such as a globular star cluster, an exoplanetary system, or a galaxy.
Researchers have developed a micro-optical system that can be used with the focal camera of a hyper-telescope to simultaneously generate individual images of each area of interest. In the case of star clusters, the technology allows you to obtain individual images of each of the thousands of stars at the same time.
The design of the telescope, proposed by scientists, is a complex of several hypertelescopes, each of which has a different inclination of the optical axis. This gives him the opportunity to study a single part of the sky. All telescopes in the system are focused at the same time, and the data from them
The proposed multi-field design can be considered as a tool consisting of several independent hypertlescopes, each of which has a differently inclined optical axis, which gives it a unique image field.
All telescopes are focused and take a picture at the same time thanks to the sensors installed on each camera. This allows them to take a picture of a large object or cluster.