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sheeny
07-08-2009, 08:00 AM
I found this on nature this morning:

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/090803/full/460674a.html

What this scope will be used for is still unclear...

Al.

renormalised
07-08-2009, 08:30 AM
I can give them a perfectly good idea for the use of the scope. Give 1/4 of the telescope time over to amateurs. Can you imagine having access to a 10.4m scope!!!!!!. It would have to be a structured program of access, but just imagine the piccies you could take with that!!! No mere 16Mp camera for that muchachos, no way!!. All the way with a 100Mp camera and all the filters you could poke a stick at:D:D

Dennis
07-08-2009, 12:25 PM
Thanks Al – that was a good read.

Cheers

Dennis

astroron
07-08-2009, 03:28 PM
Thanks Al,good read as usual:)
The possibility of it missing the boat in the research area is a bit concerning:(

renormalised
07-08-2009, 04:14 PM
It probably will miss the boat (research wise) as it's come a bit too late. But they'll manage to find something for it to do:)