Antique photos from optical telescopes

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2 Responses to “Antique photos from optical telescopes”

  1. Tim Bailey says:

    I love the smiley-face dish at 1:45 in the video!!  Science + humor FTW!

  2. Sharp says:

    I went to PARI as part of a college course. They’re a crazy awesome facility, with such wonders as underground tunnels, buildings designated by numbers, and radome left over from when it was owned by government agencies. (The smiley-face dish, according to legend, was the DoD saying “hi” to any spy satellites checking out the facility.) The sky there was dark enough for me to capture the orion nebula with my DSLR and kit lens!

    Some of the images at http://shrp.me/messier/ are images I helped to capture at PARI.

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