The James Webb Space Telescope: new image – 16 Sept. 2022

After eight months, we wanted to spot the James Webb Space Telescope again and here it is our image.

The James Webb Telescope, imaged from Earth. - 16 Sept. 2022.

The James Webb Telescope, imaged from Earth. – 16 Sept. 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 1.3 of km from us; it is “parked” in the L2 (2nd) Lagrangian point of the Earth-Sun system at 1.5 millions of km from us. As seen from the Sun, that L2 point is directly behind the Earth.

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

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