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Photos of W. M. Keck Observatory and Space Discoveries


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These are the two most detailed images of Uranus ever taken. They are composites of 117 images from 25 July 2012 (left) and 118 images from 26 July 2012 (right), all obtained with the near-infrared NIRC2 camera on the Keck II telescope. NIRC2 is coupled to Keck’s adaptive optics system, which is used to remove much of the image blur caused by earth’s atmospheric turbulence.

Photo: courtesy of the w.m. keck observatory

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