Saturday, October 9, 2010

More Robo-AO Laser Pictures

As promised here are a couple of photos of the recent laser tests on the Palomar 60-inch telescope for the Robo-AO project.

The first picture show a close-up view that shows a portion of the 60-inch telescope at left and a view of the UV laser and its beam propagating upward.

The second shot, taken just outside the dome, shows the laser beam against the star field.

Finally, we have a wider view showing the laser beam propagating upward into a cloudy sky.

Thanks go out to Christoph Baranec and the Robo-AO team for letting me post these shots. For more on the project be sure to check out my previous post and the Robo-AO website.

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