Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Discovery Channel Telescope
I just know that since I showed you the aluminizing chamber of the Discovery Channel Telescope mirror, you were probably saying to yourself: "when is he going to show us the telescope itself?" I know you were thinking that. Well, here it is! This instrument is a behemoth! If you look carefully under the telescope there is an electronics technician kneeling down which gives a sense of scale. As I mentioned the other day, inside the structure is a 4.3 meter diameter mirror. The telescope, by the way is a joint project of Lowell Observatory and The Discovery Channel. Oh, and guess where the telescope is located? Right, Happy Jack, Arizona!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:15 PM