TELESCOPES AND MOON

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World of powerful astronomical telescopes. Includes both operational and those under construction

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TELESCOPES AND MOON

  1. 1. TELESCOPES GAZING THE INFINITY
  2. 3. REFRACTING TELESCOPE
  3. 5. REFLECTING TELESCOPE 2.5m Mt. WILSON
  4. 6. MIRROR
  5. 7. MOUNT PALOMER OBSERVATORY CALIFORNIA
  6. 8. Housing 5 telescopes
  7. 9. WILSON 60’’ 1908
  8. 10. WILSON 100’’ 1917
  9. 11. HALE 200”/ 5m 1949
  10. 12. SPIC AND SPAN Washing the mirror
  11. 13. Three million light years away…..
  12. 14. 2008 SUPER NOVAE
  13. 15. Mt. PALOMER OBSERVATORY
  14. 16. SALT - SAUTH AFRICAN LARGE TELESCOPE THE PRIDE OF AFRICA
  15. 22. HUBBLE THE FIRST SPACE TELESCOPE
  16. 23. SPITZER INFRA RED SPACE TELESCOPE
  17. 24. CHANDRA AN X RAY TELESCOPE IN SPACE
  18. 25. VERY LARGE ARRAY RADIO TELESCOPE, NEW MEXICO
  19. 28. Keck observatory, Mauna kea, Hawaii - Two 10m telescopes
  20. 30. Keck at night
  21. 32. VLT Four 8m telescopes - Cerro Paranal, Atacama, Chile
  22. 33. Calibration Making artificial stars by exciting Na atoms with laser beams
  23. 34. Interior of Antu, the Sun
  24. 35. The Long Haul
  25. 36. Resolution – one milli arc second Completed in 2006, it is 4 billion times powerful than unaided eyes
  26. 37. ATA (Allen Telescope Array) – An ambitious project <ul><ul><li>When completed, it will have 350 antennae </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project supported by Paul Allen, co founder, Microsoft corporation </li></ul></ul>
  27. 38. Allen Telescope Array (One Hectare Telescope) San Francisco, California
  28. 39. Andromeda - in visible light and the radio image
  29. 40. M33 Pinwheel Galaxy
  30. 42. SETI – Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence
  31. 43. METI – Messaging to Extra Terrestrial Intelligence <ul><ul><li>Physicist Stephen Hawking, suggests that &quot;alerting&quot; extraterrestrial intelligences of our existence is foolhardy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They may be looking for resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;It is not obvious that all extraterrestrial civilizations will be benign” - Nature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Better we &quot;lay low&quot;. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 44. E ELT European Extremely Large Telescope A 42m telescope coming up in Cerro Armazones, Chile
  33. 45. OWL – Overwhelmingly Large Telescope A 100m Telescope, 1500 times powerful than Hubble
  34. 46. VERITAS – Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System gamma ray telescopes
  35. 47. Fermi’s Large Area Telescope
  36. 48. Detected by Fermi’s Large Area Telescope Vela Pulsar
  37. 49. Pulsar Map by Fermi Telescope
  38. 50. ARECIBO RADIO TELESCOPE (300m) Largest single dish telescope Puerto Rico
  39. 51. To Mr. Alien, M 13 25,000 l.y Numbers 1 -10 Atomic No: H, C, N, O, P (DNA) Formulas for sugars and bases in DNA The double helix structure of DNA Human figure, height and the world population The Solar system Arecibo dish and its dimension
  40. 52. Quasar (Quasi Stellar Radio Source) – view by Hubble
  41. 53. Quasar- 10 billion light years away View by Chandra
  42. 54. Quasar starburst in infra red
  43. 55. Antennae galaxies star burst
  44. 56. NGC 1569 starburst

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