Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Under the Big Eye

Here's a rare view of the Hale Telescope that was taken during last week's mirror wash:

The photo was taken from under the telescope (with the camera on the observing floor) when the mirror was pulled out and the mirror cover partially open. On the left (south) is the coudé arch and on the right (north) is the horseshoe.

More photos from the mirror wash engineering run will be posted later in the week.

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