Nelson Ave sign Highbridge

Taken through my Edmund Scientific 4-1/4 inch reflector telescope from 1081 Anderson Ave. This sign is on the corner of Nelson park.

30 inch Reynolds Reflector

The remains of the 30" Reynolds Reflector telescope that once served the Australian National University at Mount Stromlo observatory, destroyed by fire. It was built in the 1920s and until the 1950’s was the largest operational telescope in the Southern Hemisphere.

Tasco Spacestation 114x500mm Reflector ST with Variable LED Red Dot Finderscope Telescope

Tasco space station telescope featuring a cosmically inspired new design. Its variable LED electronic red Dot Finderscope takes you to to visit your favorite constellation in a flash by quickly finding any object in the sky. with an LED electronic red dot finer-scope, 500-Millimeter focal length and 114-Millimeter objective mirror, the space station 114ST is ideal for any astronomer. Accessories … Read More

Blue TwinStar FirstStar 3″ Reflector Telescope

Here is an ideal first reflector telescope for the novice astronomer or young child (6 or 7 with adult supervision, otherwise 8 & up). With a large 76mm (3 inch) primary mirror, this reflector telescope is ideal for backyard astronomy and is a great introductory telescope for learning all about astronomy. With this three inch telescope, you can see tremendous … Read More

Meade 90 Az-Adr 90mm A-Series Alt-Azimuth Refractor Telescope

Meade 90az-adr / 04085 90mm a-series equatorial reflector telescope 90mm 2.5″ equatorial reflector design; 910mm focal length f/8;rack & pinion focuser; equatorial mount with slow-motion controls;setting circles; latitude control with scale; two 1.25″ eyepieces ma9mm, ma25mm;red-dot viewfinder; aluminum tripod with accessory tray;astronomical software & instructional dvd. Product Features Aperture 90mm (3.5 inches) 900mm Focal Length F/10 Rack & Pinion Focuser … Read More

Meade 12-Inch LX90-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope

Aperture: 12-Inch. Focal Length: 3048mm. Focal Ratio: f/10. UHTC Coatings, 1.25-Inch Diagonal Prism. LX90-ACF For the truly discerning astronomer who will not tolerate anything but the very best, there is Meade’s Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optical system. ACF takes all of the features of our SC models and then ups the ante. With it’s technologically superior optical design, ACF gives a … Read More

Meade 14-Inch LX200-ACF (f/10) Advanced Coma-Free Telescope

Aperture: 14-Inch. Focal Length: 3556mm. Focal Ratio: f/10. UHTC coatings, Giant Field Tripod, 1.25-Inch Diagonal Prism, 26mm Series 4000 Super Plössl eyepiece. The most widely used research quality telescope now features the most advanced optical system. Meade’s LX200-ACF brings Advanced Coma-Free (ACF) optics within reach of aspiring astronomers everywhere. Nearly every observatory reflector in the world uses an aplanatic (coma-free) … Read More

Webb’s MIRI Shield Dropping in on Dropping Temperatures

Goddard Technicians Tony Kiem (left) and George Mooney (right) guide the craned structure holding the Webb telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument or MIRI Shield Environmental Test Unit into place in a cryogenic (cooling) test chamber. This shield will be used to simulate the MIRI instrument during prelaunch testing to verify that the MIRI cooling system will function properly in space. Goddard Safety … Read More

A James Webb Space Telescope Mirror Takes a Short Trip

This is the James Webb Space Telescope ETU (engineering test unit) primary mirror segment returning to the cleanroom at NASA Goddard after undergoing some tests at our new Calibration, Integration, and Alignment Facility (CIAF). Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Gunn NASA image use policy. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and … Read More

NASA Shines a Spotlight on a Webb Telescope Test

Dressed in a clean room suit, NASA photographer Desiree Stover shines a light on the Space Environment Simulator’s Integration Frame inside the thermal vacuum chamber at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. Shortly after, the chamber was closed up and engineers used this frame to enclose and help cryogenic (cold) test the heart of the James Webb Space … Read More