Large Binocular Telescope Achieves First Light

Left: The Large Binocular Telescope at Mt. Graham, Arizona. Right: First light image taken by the Large Binocular Telescope Interferometer, which can search for dust and large exoplanets around nearby stars.

After eight and a half years in the making, the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) is finally ready to begin operation. Yesterday, it unveiled its first image (shown above), the target of which was Beta Pictoris.

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