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English: The 100 inch (2.5 m) Hooker telescope at Mount Wilson Observatory near Los Angeles, California. This is the telescope that Edwin Hubble used to measure galaxy redshifts and discover the general expansion of the universe.

At the time of this photograph, the Hooker telescope had been mothballed, although in 1992 it was refitted with adaptive optics and is once again in use.

Keywords: 100 inch Hooker, telescope, Mount Wilson Observatory, Edwin Hubble
Magyar: The 2,5 m (100 inch) átmérőjű Hooker-távcső a Mount Wilson Obszervatóriumban a kaliforniai Los Angeles közelében. Ezzel a távcsővel mérte meg Edwin Hubble a galaxisok vöröseltolódását, és fedezte fel, hogy az Univerzum tágul.

A fényképezés idején a távcső éppen használaton kívül volt. 1992-ben adaptív optikával szerelték fel, és azóta ismét használatban van.

Fényképezte © Andrew Dunn, 1989

Photograph © Andrew Dunn, 1989.
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