Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Why we put lots of money into professional telescopes

Image of M33 taken by two astronomy minors using Wellesley's 24-inch telescope:
Image of M83 taken by real astronomers using a 2.2-meter telescope:
It was a lot of fun, though, and gave me a real reason to appreciate the good ones.

Additional procrastination, because I didn't want Kelly and her bad baby names to get all the credit tonight. She's right about allowing enough time - once you start it's very hard to look away.


Kelly said...

Cool, Sarah! I'm looking to waste some time this evening. I'm too tired to do any actual work :)

PJ Hoover said...

Love looking at the night sky! Maybe it's time to upgrade my telescope!