M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Friday, August 27, 2010

0.09 arcsecond resolution Solar images from Big Bear Lake Solar Observatory

The Big Bear Solar Observatory, operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, has obtained wonderful images with its adaptive optics system in the 1.6 meter aperture telescope:

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Top priority

The LSST has received the top priority for the next large ground based astronomical facility:

The big mirror for this 3200 megapixel "camera" is being lovingly built by Dean Ketelsen.
I saw it last December during the TAAA Newsletter Folding Party:

LSST headquarters are in Tucson.