View Full Version : Could An Amateur Astronomer Snap a Picture of an Exoplanet?

2010-Apr-16, 08:50 AM
Using their backyard telescope, today? No; however this image of three exoplanets required just 1.5 meters (diameter; 60 inches) of a telescope mirror, not vastly larger than the biggest backyard 'scope.These particular exoplanets orbit the star HR 8799, and have been imaged directly before, by one of the 10-meter (33-foot) Keck telescopes and the 8.0-meter [...]

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