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Adaptive Optics and Guide Stars for SSA

Adaptive Optics and Guide Stars for SSA

(NO AUDIO) To protect US assets in space, ground-based telescopes track approximately 12000 space objects and debris using telescopes and high power computer systems. The number of objects being tracked continues to grow each year as we become more dependent on our assets in space. Adaptive optics and laser beam guidestars enable telescope operators a […]

April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
5 Great Tips On Buying A Telescope

5 Great Tips On Buying A Telescope

Aiming a telescope at the night sky has been one of my hobbies for quite a few years. Ever since I was a kid I spent many evenings gazing up into the Milky Way and wondered how many? How far away and how big must some of those stars be? As I got older and […]

January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments More