New Technology Telescope bathed in red

Rear view of New Technology Telescope (NTT) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, located on the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. Inaugurated in 1989, the 3.58-metre NTT was the first telescope in the world to have a computer-controlled main mirror. This mirror is flexible; in a process called adaptive optics, its shape is adjusted during observations to obtain maximal image quality.

 

New Technology Telescope bathed in red

New Technology Telescope bathed in red

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Rear view of New Technology Telescope (NTT) at ESO’s La Silla Observatory, located on the outskirts of the Chilean Atacama Desert, 600 km north of Santiago de Chile. Inaugurated in 1989, the 3.58-metre NTT was the first telescope in the world to have a computer-controlled main mirror. This mirror is flexible; in Continue Reading

Astronomers, billboard companies clash over signs that shine

Light pollution. Groan.

 

Astronomers, billboard companies clash over signs that shine

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has long been a haven for astronomers who take advantage of its mountain peaks and vast stretches of dark, desert sky to gaze at stars…

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3473592/Astronomers-billboard-companies-clash-signs-shine.html

Light pollution. Groan.   Astronomers, billboard companies clash over signs that shine PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has long been a haven for astronomers who take advantage of its mountain peaks and vast stretches of dark, desert sky to gaze at stars… Source: www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3473592/Astronomers-billboard-companies-clash-signs-shine.html