Thursday, October 21, 2010

Looking Through the Telescope

This isn't exactly what people usually have in mind when talking about looking through the Hale Telescope.

Here is the last picture to post from the recent secondary mirror inspection. At the end of the work I had the opportunity to go up in the basket to see the mirror. Alas, there wasn't enough light for me to capture the secondary, but the view looking inside the tube of the Hale Telescope from just below prime focus was pretty good.

There is a lot in this photo. So I have prepared an annotated version that shows off some of the major parts:

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