James Webb Space Telescope: a new image and video – 24 Jan. 2022

The James Webb Space Telescope has finally reached the L2 point and we imaged it.

The James Webb Telescope, imaged from Earth. - 24 Jan. 2022.

The James Webb Telescope, imaged from Earth. – 24 Jan. 2022.

The image above comes from a single 300-second exposure, unfiltered, remotely collected with the “Elena” (PlaneWave 17″+Paramount ME+SBIG STL-6303E) robotic unit available at the Virtual Telescope Project. Our robotic telescope tracked the apparent motion of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), which is marked by an arrow in the center.

At the imaging time, JWST was at about 1.4 millions km from us and it just reached its final destination, the L2 (2nd) Lagrangian point of the Earth-Sun system. As seen from the Sun, that L2 point is directly behind the Earth.

We also did this short animation, where the JWST apparent motion against the stars in well visible.

The James Webb Space Telescope in motion against the stars. 24 Jan. 2022.

The James Webb Space Telescope in motion against the stars. 24 Jan. 2022.

Below is the podcast from our early January life feed, when we showed JWST live to our followers.

If you want to learn more about this amazing instrument, just check the detailed Nasa’s website.

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2 Responses

  1. Stanley young says:

    Nice view

  2. Stanley young says:

    Nice view yes sir.

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