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ESA uses SkyCenter image as Ground-Based Reference
Monday, February 6, 2012

The European Space Agency (ESA) used the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter's image of the barred spiral galaxy,NGC 1073, to transition from a "ground-based" reference to a recently released Hubble Space Telescope (HST) image. The video starts zoomed out, showing the constellation in which NGC 1073 resides, and slowly zooms in to the exquisite detail, though narrow field, of the HST image.