New ground telescope with 3x the resolution of Hubble almost finished...

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  1. Max Leung

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    Bottomquark.com article here. I love Bottomquark!

    Actual article: Adaptive optics give ground scope a steady gaze.

     
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    That is absolutely amazing.
    I'm taking an astronomy class just out of curiousity and it's absolutely fascinating.

    I've never heard of a binocular telescope before.
     
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    I wonder if a binocular telescope is capable of measuring parallax. Other than that, maybe it's just so astronomers can use both eyes. [​IMG]

    Sounds cool that they can compensate for the atmosphere. I can't wait to see pictures from it once it goes online.

    KJP
     
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    It will be an incredible feat to build a ground-based telescope surpassing the Hubble. I can't wait to see the images.

    I'm surprised they are indicating that two 27' telescopes on a single mount would give them stereoscopic vision at stellar distances and help them to resolve planets on other star systems. I didn't think two telescopes on the same mount would have enough parallax to make a difference in their images at stellar distances. I thought the telescopes would have to be on separate continents or different orbits to do so. Interesting...

    I suppose the binoculars they are building will be too conspicuous to take to Bikini Beach. [​IMG]

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    No, no, no. They're for spying on Bikini Beach from orbit.
     
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    Yeah...there's a set of giant mirrors in orbit, and the mirrors are aimed at the subject while the binocular telescope looks at the mirror. That's the ticket.
     

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