Antique and Vintage Telescopes

Ever since the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in 1990, astronomers have not had to peer through the haze of the Earth's atmosphere to glimpse the heavens. That, of course, is because Hubble's 8-feet-plus-diameter mirror lives in space, orbiting the Earth at an altitude of 340 miles once every 95 minutes. In 2021, the James Webb Space telescope became the successor to Hubble, boasting a mirror that is more than 21 feet across and...Continue Reading