SOUL: 2nd generation adaptive optics at the Large Binocular Telescope

Welcome to the SOUL project website.

SOUL is the upgrade of the single conjugated adaptive optics systems operating at theĀ Large Binocular Telescope. Thanks to photon counting cameras, SOUL will push the adaptive optics correction with natural guide stars to its ultimate limit given by the flux of photons of the reference star. SOUL will allow higher contrast in visible imagesĀ  searching for exo-planets around fainter local stars and offer diffraction limited resolution to extra galactic targets in the near infrared.



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