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Sharpest photos ever of night sky linked to UA developed camera

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University of Arizona researchers are once again changing how we look into space. 

Upgrades at a telescope in Chile has allowed astronomers to capture the sharpest images of outer space ever taken. 

University of Arizona researchers were part of the team that made these new images possible. 

The team, made up of researchers in Italy and the United States, developed a new camera to use in conjunction with a large telescope in Chile.  

Previously the telescope could only capture infrared images. 

The new camera uses the visible light spectrum, which creates images twice as sharp as the infrared ones according to Jared Males of the UA Department of Astronomy. 

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Below is an example of the new camera's capability. (Source: Laird Close/UA)

The left hand image is taken without the new camera's capabilities.

The center image is of the same area but it was taken with the new camera's capabilities turned on. 


 

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