Monday, July 23, 2012

4.3-Meter Discovery Channel Telescope Debuts

Telescope opens a brand new window on Discovery


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One of the "first light" images from the Discovery Channel Telescope's 16-million-pixel camera shows the spiral barred galaxy M109.

If the Lowell Observatory's Discovery Channel Telescope were a Discovery Channel documentary, it'd be a blockbuster: an extravaganza that was a decade in the making, at a cost of $53 million. That's twice as much as it cost to produce the "Planet Earth" TV series.
Now the Discovery Channel Telescope has finally made its star-studded debut with the unveiling of "first light" images at a Saturday night gala in Arizona. Among the guests of honor: first moonwalker Neil Armstrong.

MORE: http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/22/12890316-telescope-opens-a-brand-new-window-on-discovery?lite

Source: NBC

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