First light

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Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 29 Nov 2017, Wednesday

Random information on the term “First light”:

In astronomy, first light is the first use of a telescope (or, in general, a new instrument) to take an astronomical image after it has been constructed. This is often not the first viewing using the telescope; optical tests will probably have been performed during daylight to adjust the components. The first light image is normally of little scientific interest and is of poor quality since the various telescope elements are yet to be adjusted for optimum efficiency. Despite this, a first light is always a moment of great excitement, both for the people who design and build the telescope and for the astronomical community, who may have anticipated the moment for many years while the telescope was under construction. A well-known and spectacular astronomical object is usually chosen as a subject.


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For example, the 5.08-metre (200 in) Hale Telescope saw first light January 26, 1949, targeting NGC 2261 under the direction of American astronomer Edwin Powell Hubble. The image was published in many magazines and is available on Caltech Archives.

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Random information on the term “DAWN”:

Dawn is a feminine given name. It is of Old English origin, and its meaning is the first appearance of light, daybreak.[citation needed] It is also used as a comparatively rare surname.

It is sometimes used as a name for Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn.

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