Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Hale Telescope..."first light" on January 26th, 1949
An historic moment from the past. The Hale Telescope saw is first light on January 26th. 1949 on Mount Palomar. On this occasion, the renowned Edwin Hubble had the honors of directing the telescope to his chosen object, which was a nebula previously known as NGC 2261 and now as Hubble's Variable Nebula .