STScI

Wedding

The largest provincial telescope has got its home. The “wedding” of telescope and dome tower is after more than 10 years of hard labor a central milestone to our student observatory. The precise maneuvering...

The planetary nebula Abell 39

Abell 39 is a planetary nebula with low surface brightness in the constellation Hercules. It shines predominantly in the blue light of the double ionized atomic oxygen [OIII]. It is assumed that the nebula is about 6800...

The importance of active telescope training

American scientists point to a problematic development in observational astronomy. Large telescopes have enabled novel research activities that were previously unthinkable, including the provision of large datasets. As...

Complete observatory donated

Frau Brigitte Thome-Bode from Hannover donated the complete observatory of Hans-Joachim Bode to the STScI. The first-class ensemble of several lens and reflector telescopes, a very heavy mount (we now know how the...

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