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The Discovery Channel Telescope Is ONLINE! M104, "The Sombrero Galaxy" as seen through the DCT. Credit: Lowell

whirlpool galaxy (discovery channel telescope)

An Evening with the Discovery Channel Telescope

Left: the 4.3 – meter Discovery Channel Telescope operated by Lowell Observatory near Flagstaff,

This image of the 6-foot-wide (2 meters) asteroid 2015 TC25

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The Lowell Observatory's newest toy, the Discovery Channel Telescope, has finally gone online — and they've released super-snazzy pictures of three of our ...

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The Triangulum Galaxy, writ large

Desktop Project Part 5: The mighty, mighty Dragonfish

Magnitude +10.4 globular cluster NGC 1854 (α=05h 09m 20.2s, δ=-68° 50′ 56″ J2000.0) was discovered in 1826 by James Dunlop. It lies 135,000 light-years away ...

Actually looking at something like that with your own eyes might.


Images of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak's jets as observed by the Discovery Channel Telescope on March 19, 2017 (Schleicher/Lowell Observatory)

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A new paper just published by a team of planet-hunters shows that theoretically speaking, not only can Alpha Centauri have planets, it should have them.

In this composite image of the galaxy cluster Abell 520 using Chandra, CFHT, and the Subaru telescope, red is normal matter heated to millions of degrees, ...

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But now let your eyes roam over the image. You can see dozens of smaller galaxies crowding the frame. Those are background galaxies much, much farther away ...

Click to embiggen. That's the planetary nebula IC4634, a star that was once much like the Sun, but is now at the end of its life, throwing off great gusts ...

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Restoring Lowell Observatory's Clark Telescope

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The Milky Way is the blue spiral, the dwarf galaxy is the red stream, and the Sun's position is marked by the yellow dot. See how the dwarf galaxy is tilted ...

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FIGURE 3.4 The Discovery Channel Telescope under construction. SOURCE: Courtesy of Lowell Observatory.

Percival Lowell in 1914, observing Venus in the daytime with the 24-inch (61 cm) Alvan Clark & Sons refracting telescope at Flagstaff, Arizona

This image of Uranus and its rings was taken using the monster 10 meter Keck telescope in Hawaii. It's a near-infrared image. The bright ring is the epsilon ...

Today is the day Mars isn't as big as the Moon!

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Behold: the Orbiter Discovery approaching the International Space Station, as seen from the ground:

OK, first: this really is the Orion Nebula. It was taken by Hubble in 2006, and I've written about it before (go to that page and scroll down a bit).

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A taste of WISE galaxies

Cassini image of something punching through Saturn's F ring

Exoplanet Hunter Finds Bounty of Multi-Planet Solar Systems

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You can't just count them to get the age, y'know.

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Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona

Mars as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope

Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff AZ.this took me back to all my science/astronomy classes.it was a lot of fun to see through those BIG telescopes and see ...


Oh great. Now we have lightning equipped with lasers.

... Saturn and Titan (at about 6 o'clock position) - Credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/Henry Roe, Lowell Observatory/Emily Schaller, Insitute for Astronomy, ...

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That shot was taken on my little department store digital camera. All I did was mount it on a good tripod and bracket the exposure (that is, take a bunch of ...


Discovery Channel Telescope in Flagstaff, Arizona

Charon at 40: The Discovery of Pluto's Largest Moon

The Pluto Blink Comparator at Lowell Observatory | Clyde Tombaugh | Flagstaff, Arizona Full HD Video

I didn't see any of that that supposedly happened already except the super blue

Lunar eclipse as seen from Kaguya

VILLAGE VOICE: “ Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Coconuts were in the offing.” “Imaginations ran wild, and The Washington Post ...

That's a little bit bigger than 250 meters. By a factor of 30 billion (in volume, which is what counts in impacts). I actually wrote about this video a ...

Chandra X-ray image of NGC 4649

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A glint from Earth

Asteroid Ceres as seen by the Hubble space telescope. Image credit NASA/ESA/

Fragments of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994 created dark clouds on Jupiter,

That hasn't stopped some news venues touting this as a "Supermoon". I'm seeing it on websites, on Twitter, and getting email about it, and like I said, ...

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The above is a photo taken at 15:00 hours from an unknown location which is appearing on the internet regarding the so called Planet X or also known as ...

A fireball of matter erupted out of the star at nearly a third the speed of light, and the energy from the explosion moved — of course — at the speed of ...

a, Pluto discovery images. b, Pluto as imaged by the HST Faint Object Camera in 1994 (200 m pixel–1). c, Pluto imaged by the New Horizons' high-resolution ...

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Figure 21: NASA's Kepler space telescope was the first agency mission capable of detecting Earth-size planets using the transit method, a photometric ...

Enceladus hovering over the North Sea - this is smaller than the asteroid in Armageddon, and it can be spotted by keen amateur astronomers out as far away ...

False-colour infrared image of the brown dwarf 2M1207 (blue) and its planetary companion 2M1207b (red), as viewed by the Very Large Telescope.

Saturn storm cranks the heat WAY up

Hubble and the Lunar Module: nope

The IAU may tell us that Pluto isn't a planet anymore, but don't let a small group of scientists tell you what is and isn't of great importance in our ...

IRAC channel 2 (4.5 µm) map centered and stacked

Crepuscular rays are parallel!

The above image is limited in dynamic range and can't possibly show how much brighter Earth is than its Moon, but I tried to get it as close to what you'd ...

The first telescopic map of the Moon ever made, by Thomas Harriot in July, 1609. Credit Lord Egremont and the RAS.

The eyepiece you use on your telescope can make a large difference in both your degree

... shows no disc, just infra-red emissions from the dwarf itself. Of course, that's not to say that LP 94420 doesn't have planets orbiting it.

Isn't that awesome? And then a few seconds later, he shows a still image of the great Carina Nebula with the four domes of the Very Large Telescope ...