Re: Very Hi-Resoution Adaptive Optics Satellite Image

From: Jim Scotti (jscotti@pirl.lpl.Arizona.EDU)
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 13:10:48 EDT

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    No, that was a misunderstanding - it wasn't the Starfire 3.5-m telescope that 
    obtained those images, but a small amateur telescope and imaging equipment 
    run by some staff there.
    
    Jim.
    
    On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, John Locker wrote:
    
    > He he....................now that,s what I call an image  :O)))))))
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    > I this the telescope that imaged Columbia during her last mission ?
    >
    > John
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    > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Philip Masding" <zen32156@zen.co.uk>
    > To: <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    > Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 5:36 PM
    > Subject: Very Hi-Resoution Adaptive Optics Satellite Image
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    >> Although the Russian images are impressive take a look at the image in the
    >> PDF document referenced at the bottom of this web page
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    >> http://www.fas.org/spp/military/program/track/starfire.htm
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    >> This was taken with a 3.5m American scope and is amazing.
    >> 
    >> Regards
    >> Philip Masding
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